Title: “Safety for passenger transport vehicles” (SEGVAUTO)


Duration: 07/2012 – 12/2014



The basic aim of the Programme is to enhance motor vehicle safety by placing a special emphasis on designing systems that increase active and passive safety, as well as driving assistance and vehicle-infrastructure interaction systems.
The main areas of knowledge involved are: Mechanics, Electronics, Control and Sensing Systems, Computer Sciences, Optics, Electrical Machines and Industrial Chemistry.
It is hoped the programme will produce significant results for resolving Sector problems and the advancement of knowledge on a disciplinary and interdisciplinary level. These contributions are oriented towards two highly relevant problems: reducing traffic accidents and the number of victims while contributing technologies to increase competitiveness in enterprise. As regards the first problem, it should be remembered that in spite of noteworthy improvements in road safety in Spain, there are still almost 4000 fatalities every year and around 150,000 injured, many with irreversible injuries; therefore, there is a long way to go in order to achieve zero vision goal which some countries aspire to and which our country should also aspire to as well. Regarding the second problem, the automobile industry sector is the number one industrial sector in our country according to various indicators. In the Madrid Region it accounts for almost 18% of the GDP, a direct job for 77,000 people and indirectly for 308,000 and the existence of 5000 companies, many of which need to increase their competitiveness through technological development.



“Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011. Subprograma INNPACTO 2011 del Programa Nacional de Cooperación Público-Privada. Cofinanciados por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). IPT-2011-1798-370000.”Unión-EuropeaMinisterio-de-Economía


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