The project has a duration of 36 months (from May 2018 to April 2021) and includes the following 8 Work Packages (WPs):
WP1: Accident scenarios and rider needs.
To identify the most common accident scenarios and injuries This data will be weighted in order to identify the highest priority accident scenarios.
WP2: Improved injury assessment.
To define the most relevant biomechanical requirements for the selected body regions. This will allow the test methods and pass/fail criteria to assess rider protection of the safety solutions to be developed.
WP3: Advanced testing methods.
The scenarios identified in WP1 and WP2 will serve as baseline to define an assessment for the protective systems which will result in a new test protocol for each of the selected body regions.
WP4: New generation of protective systems.
Requirements identified in WP1 and WP2 will serve as the basis for the design of new system prototypes that will finally be validated using the new test methods developed in WP3.
WP5: On-board safety systems.
WP5 intends to make use of the capabilities offered by the vehicle to provide an additional level of protection. The developments will be led by the use cases and accident characteristics identified in WP1.
WP6: Impact assessment and societal benefit.
Define the impact evaluation methodology according to the use cases identified in WP1. This methodology will make use of the data from WP3, WP4 and WP5 to provide information to assess the potential safety benefit of the new systems but also of the new testing methods
WP7: Standardisation, dissemination and awareness.
The objective of this work package is three-fold: (i) technical dissemination to leverage scientific knowledge, (ii) provide input to standardisation groups and (iii) dissemination to end-users to increase the safety awareness.
Deal with technical management and coordination.
This diagram allows the visualization of the methodology: