WG3 Traffic Environment


Country Name Company
ES Francisco J. Lopez Valdes (LEADER) COMILLAS
BE Christos Ioakemidis (CO-LEADER) RIE/UMONS
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NL Saskia de Craen SWOV
A Luigi Del Re JKU
UK Simos Evangelou ICL
ES Adrià Ferrer IDIADA
AUS Michael Fitzharris MONASH
IT Ugo Galvanetto UNIPD
IT Gustavo Gil Damian UNIFI
CZ Luděk Hynčík UWB
IT Pedro Huertas Leyva UNIFI
LT Vilma Jasiūnienė VGTU
NL Natalia Kovacsova TU DELFT
UK Roberto Lot SOTON
ES Mario Maza University of Zaragoza
IE Peter Murphy UL
FI Kalle Parkkari Finnish MI
DE Steffen Peldschus HFU/LMU
PT João Dias Tecnico ULisboa
IT Simone Piantini UNIFI
IT Marco Pierini UNIFI
A Phillip Polterauer JKU
IT Giovanni Savino UNIFI
SE Selpi Selpi CHA
AT Alessio Sevarin TUGRAZ
SE Robert Thomson CHA
A Ernst Tomasch TUG
NO Truls Vaa TOI
CZ Jan Vychytil UWB
DE Sebastian Will WIVW
IL David Zaidel 4sight



  1. To analyse the potential of V2X technologies in intersections.
  2. To develop a conceptual proposal for testing road barriers in an upright crash configuration.
  3. To explore the possibility of increasing the crash compatibility between motorcycles and guard rails.
  4. 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.