Road Safety

Road traffic accidents present us with enormous challenges worldwide: In 2018, according to the WHO, around 1.35 million people died in accidents and the numbers are rising continuously despite worldwide efforts. For people aged between 5 and 29 years, road traffic accidents are also the most common cause of death worldwide. Fortunately, an opposite trend has been observed in Germany since the 1970s. Here, safety has been significantly improved and the number of people killed in road traffic accidents has been reduced from around 20,000 per year to currently around 3,100. In the coalition agreement, the German government committed itself to the "Vision Zero", a strategy of zero traffic fatalities. To further reduce the number of accident fatalities, measures are to be implemented in the areas of technology, infrastructure and human behavior.

At the same time, however, it must be noted that this positive trend has almost come to a standstill in the past 10 years. With regard to light and severe injuries, a similar development can be observed in Germany over the same period. Against the background of these figures and developments, increased efforts and also new innovative approaches are required at all levels of road safety work worldwide to better protect people from the consequences of road traffic accidents.

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Selected projects

Detailed data and suitable analysis tools are required in order to better identify the causes of road accidents and to be able to take appropriate measures as early as possible. In the EDDA+ (german title "FeGIS+) research project, we are working together with partners to develop solutions that make it easier to provide accident data and link it intelligently with other information. The aim of the project is to identify danger spots in the road network earlier than before by linking different data and thus increase safety. In this context, we are examining whether and, if so, which adaptations to our software products are necessary to support such approaches.

In the BaSiGo project, instruments were researched that allow an overall view when planning a large event and are summarized in a handbook for organizers and responsible authorities. An essential part of the toolkit are simulations of arrival and departure traffic and individual pedestrian movements in the event area.