Research and development work on vehicle and road safety focuses on the prevention of accidents as well as the minimization of accident consequences in road traffic. In order to adequately evaluate safety measures and derive development potential from real accidents, an up-to-date and comprehensive accident database is required.
The accident database operated by the Fraunhofer IVI contains traffic accident data based on police reports from at least four German states. In combination with data from other in-depth accident databases, the information anonymously provided here forms the basis for in-depth accident analyses and detailed evaluations as well as the simulated evaluation of driver assistance systems and future highly automated driving functions.
In the field of accident prevention, the Fraunhofer IVI particularly focuses on interactive formats for vulnerable road users. With the help of experimental learning approaches and the joint analysis of real accident scenarios, the awareness among children and teenagers towards the dangers of road traffic can be increased and accidents can thus be avoided in the long term.