Towards zero road fatalities in 2050: the target of the EU White Paper on the European transport area is to eliminate road fatalities by 2050. Driver assist systems and automated driving can help come closer to this target. But corresponding developments still have to become established on a broad scale in the market and in upcoming generations of vehicles. Until then, vehicle safety will still consist primarily of design measures contributing to the passive safety of vehicle users. “But the targets cannot be reached with these measures alone. The only really appropriate solution will consist of an integral approach combining the vehicle, human element and infrastructure”, says Thomas Papenheim, Executive Vice-President of Vehicle Exteriors and Vehicle Safety at IAV and member of the crash.tech program committee.
Driver assist systems, integral vehicle safety, automated driving, V2X communication
At the congress, IAV presented the full extent of its expertise covering all aspects of vehicle safety. The engineering partner’s booth presented the company’s integral approach, demonstrating how driver assist systems interact with passive and active safety as well as automated driving and systems for vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.