Integral safety systems and functions combine what were previously stand-alone elements of active and passive safety with the aim of ensuring optimum protection before, during and after an accident. Advancing digitalisation and networking will make the next logical step possible through the exchange of information between the vehicle, other road users and infrastructure (Car2X communication): the transition from integral to global safety. Using a holistic approach, this combines the technical measures and infrastructure elements relevant to road safety to form more efficient safety systems. The goal is step-by-step development of global safety elements that will ultimately go together to realise Vehicle Safety 4.0.
This cluster is currently working on Impulse Project 3 “Global and cooperative safety system”, which is subdivided into three subprojects.