WG3 Traffic Environment
|ES||Francisco J. Lopez Valdes (LEADER)||COMILLAS|
|BE||Christos Ioakemidis (CO-LEADER)||RIE/UMONS|
|NL||Saskia de Craen||SWOV|
|A||Luigi Del Re||JKU|
|IT||Gustavo Gil Damian||UNIFI|
|IT||Pedro Huertas Leyva||UNIFI|
|NL||Natalia Kovacsova||TU DELFT|
|ES||Mario Maza||University of Zaragoza|
|FI||Kalle Parkkari||Finnish MI|
|PT||João Dias||Tecnico ULisboa|
- To analyse the potential of V2X technologies in intersections.
- To develop a conceptual proposal for testing road barriers in an upright crash configuration.
- To explore the possibility of increasing the crash compatibility between motorcycles and guard rails.
- This WG will to support the development and implementation of PTW-friendly barriers and other technologies to facilitate the interaction with other road users.
Task 3.1 Interaction with surrounding traffic (from the perspective of all traffic participants)
This task evaluates the interactions of PTW with surrounding traffic, especially because the most severe accidents happen between PTW and cars. One method that could deliver general insight into the interaction is the motorcycle-car multi-driver simulation, enabling to investigate the car drivers’ perspective in addition. Especially crashes at intersections involving passenger cars will be investigated in-depth to provide insights into the potential and feasibility of V2X technologies in real-life conditions. The functionalities of these technologies will be then defined in WG4.
Task 3.2 Traffic infrastructure
Current test protocols will be analysed and a conceptual proposal for a new testing will be presented based on these findings (e.g. testing in an upright position). Numerical models will be used to simulate the combined benefits of PTW-friendly guardrails designs in conjunction with integrated protective devices on motorcycles.