The overriding societal goal of CARISSMA and SAFIR is to achieve Vision Zero:
such a high degree of road safety is to be ensured that no fatalities or serious injuries occur on the roads at all. Despite the progress made in the area of vehicle and traffic safety in recent decades, traffic accidents are still the most frequent cause of death among young people. While automobile manufacturers and suppliers usually focus on driver and vehicle technology, CARISSMA offers a reverse perspective on road safety research – and this is why it is regarded as a pioneer in this field. It is people that are the focus of interdisciplinary research at THI – whether pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists – and future-oriented mobility trends are addressed such as autonomous and energy-efficient driving, digitisation, networking and lightweight construction.