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Safety-ENhancing Innovations for Older Road userS

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Project "SENIORS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙885˙587 €
 EC max contribution 2˙885˙587 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
 Code Call H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2018-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB SE (VARGARDA) participant 395˙325.00
4    HUMANETICS EUROPE GMBH DE (HEIDELBERG) participant 320˙875.00
7    TRL LIMITED UK (WOKINGHAM) participant 236˙012.00
8    FORD-WERKE GMBH DE (KOLN) participant 221˙250.00


 Project objective

European countries face great challenges because the demographic structure in the EU is changing rapidly, due to reducing birth rates and increasing life expectancies. In 2012, 17% of Europeans were aged 65 and older and in 2020 this will rise to 28%. Meanwhile, the mobility needs of the elderly are also changing. Maintaining a driver's licence is an important issue of independence today, both for males and females. Also technological developments like the introduction of e-bikes enables access to other means of transport. These demographic and behavioural changes are of growing concern to mobility and road safety. While accident data show a decreasing number of fatalities and serious injuries on EU roads, recent data from the ERSO show an increasing proportion of elderly in the fatality statistics. This trend is a serious threat to the achievements of recent decades and poses a challenge that must be addressed to meet goals set for further reduction of road fatalities. Furthermore, there is an increasing rate of obesity in EU populations, which introduces changes in injury patterns and risks. The SENIORS project focuses on the protection of elderly and obese road users also by transferring nowadays younger generations’ safety standards. The objective is to develop the required understanding of accident scenarios, injury mechanisms and risks and to implement these findings in test tools and test and assessment procedures. An integrated approach considering the elderly in multiple transport modes is applied to reduce the portion of elderly fatalities. The small-scale project focuses on providing tools to encourage wider adoption of advanced restraint and pedestrian protection systems improving the protection of older and obese vulnerable road users. The activities consolidate results from previous EU projects such as THORAX and AsPeCSS and meet the needs defined by the GRSP IWG on Frontal Impact working on a near-term (2015) and mid-term (2020) update of UN-R94.


List of deliverables.
Elderly Overweight Dummy test and validation report (D3.2a) and updated pedestrian impactor test and validation report (D3.2b) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Second annual newsletter Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Updated Human Body Models representing elderly occupants and pedestrians (incl. overweight / obese) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:01
Final exploitation status report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:01
Third annual newsletter Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Kinematic comparison between the THOR dummy, older volunteers and older PMHS in low-speed non-injurious frontal and oblique impacts Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Updated injury criteria for the THOR (D2.5a) and Updated injury criteria for pedestrian test tools (D2.5b) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:01
Road Safety measures towards the elderly, Effects of active vehicle safety systems and derivation of safety strategies Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Evaluated Test and assessment procedures for current and advanced passive safety systems Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:01
Elderly Overweight Dummy certification document (D3.3a) and certification documents for updated pedestrian impactors (D3.3b) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Benefit estimate for integrated approach (using different transport modes) with respect to elderly Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Final report Technical Advisory Board meetings Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Draft Test and assessment procedures for current and advanced passive safety systems Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Elderly people muscular reaction compared with other age groups in virtual and real environment Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Validated Elderly Overweight Dummy (D3.4a) and validated updates to pedestrian impactors (D3.4b) for testing in WP4 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Final review report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:01
Biofidelity requirements for an older car occupant and external road user surrogate (D2.1a) and Requirements for an obese-suit for the THOR (D2.1b) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Behavioural aspects of elderly as road traffic participants and modal split Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Project website and templates Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 14:51:59
First report Technical Advisory Board meetings Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:51:59
Mid-term review report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
First annual newsletter Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 14:51:59
Road traffic accidents involving the elderly and obese people in Europe incl. investigation of the risk of injury and disabilities Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Design specifications for an Elderly Overweight Dummy (D3.1a) and design specifications for improved pedestrian tools (D3.1b) Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00
Mid-term Exploitation status report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 14:52:00

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SENIORS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Adrià Ferrer
Vehicle-based technological measures to increase the safety level of VRU
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iMobilityForum Webinar 2019-07-22
2016 Alba Fornells
SENIORS - Project
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Transport Research Arena 2019-07-22
2015 Marcus Wisch
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EUCAR Project Book Safe and Integrated Mobility 2019-07-22
2016 Oliver Zander, Marcus Wisch, Julian Ott
Safety Enhanced Innovations for Older Road users (SENIORS): Passive Safety of Vulnerable Road Users under Horizon 2020
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PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection 2019-07-22
2016 Marcus Wisch
SENIORS - Project Introduction
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International Cyclist Safety Conference 2019-07-22
2015 Adrià Ferrer
Safety Enhanced Innovations for Older Road user SENIORS - Project Presentation
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SafetyCube Kick-off Meeting 2019-07-22
2016 Marcus Wisch
SENIORS - Project Introduction
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Crash.Tech 2019-07-22
2016 Paul Lemmen
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Euro Crash Meeting 2019-07-22

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