The aim of this Network project is to mobilise the European scientific & business expertise in Vehicle Passive Safety to accelerate improvements in road safety in order to reduce the annual road victims for the European Union. The joint technical and scientific objective of this Network of Excellence is to enhance the level of road safety at affordable costs for the individual user as well as for the European society.
Specific objectives of this Network are:
Creation of a permanent organisation (virtual centre of excellence) in the field of passive safety for road transport at European level; programme for jointly executed research for road vehicle safety (including links with pedestrians and infrastructure); creation of research facilities and platforms; dissemination and communication of research results.
Technical University Berlin (TUB) is the leader of Objective 3 (Knowledge generation and sharing) and responsible for the development and start of a coordinated programme for knowledge.
|Data and facts
|Project acronym: APSN
|Project full title: Advanced Passive Safety Network
|Contract no: TNE3-CT-2003-506257 (Network of Excellence; 6th FWP – Sustainable Surface Transport)
|Duration: April 1, 2004 – March 31, 2008
|Number of partners: 56 (Car manufacturer, Supplier, Research institutes, Universities)