New SWOV fact sheet: Safe roadsides The SWOV fact sheet series has been expanded to include a factsheet on 'Safe roadsides'.
MEDIATOR project results presented at final event On the 13th of April the Final Event of the MEDIATOR project took place at The Hague Public Transport Museum. The final event highlighted the project results and panel discussions explored the (scientific) opportunities and challenges of automated driving.
Number of traffic fatalities increased by 155 to 737 in 2022 With 737 road deaths in 2022, as announced by Statistics Netherlands on April 18, the Netherlands will be back at the pre-2009 level.
Road death registration in the Netherlands; Comparing the different source files SWOV researched the similarities and differences between data on the official number of road deaths (determined by Statistics Netherlands (CBS)) on the one hand, and data of crash registration BRON (based on the police registration and processed by Rijkswaterstaat) on the other.
Inaugural lecture prof. Nicole van Nes: Human factors should be given more importance in the development of self-driving vehicles. In her inaugural lecture, "Who's in the driver's seat?" as professor of "Human Centered Design for Smart Mobility" Nicole van Nes argues that designers should "be in the driver's seat".
ETSC: ‘Make Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) mandatory on all new motorcycles’ In a newly published report, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) calls on the European Union and European national governments to make anti-lock braking systems (ABS) mandatory on all new motorcycles, including those under 125cc.
Distracted by the distraction detection system? How well do surveillance systems work that monitor whether drivers are distracted too much? And can these systems even have a negative influence on the motorist?
Essential European road safety research lacking The Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) of which SWOV (Rob Eenink) is currently president, has just published a position paper expressing concerns about the European road safety research.
Published: Report User-centred design for type approval of AD(A)S Commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, SWOV investigated whether and how ADAS and systems for self-driving vehicles are based on the so-called UCD approach: the User-Centred Design.
Fact sheet 'Serious road injuries in the Netherlands' updated In 2021, the Netherlands recorded an estimated 6,800 serious road injuries, a figure similar to 2020 but lower than the upward trend observed until 2019. The decrease in 2020 and 2021 is likely due to COVID-19 social distancing measures resulting in less traffic.