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Reducing vehicle accident rate and severity through technology.

Liersch, C

Vehicle Technology

ACRS conference 2013

Bosch has been at the forefront of vehicle safety technology ever since the introduction of the headlight, and until now the implementation of safety improvements within vehicles has largely concentrated on stand alone safety systems for the vehicle driver and passengers. Now, with the introduction of sensor fusion, networking and inter-connectivity, Bosch is increasingly looking at how they can influence the complete vehicle / traffic / road infrastructure safety scenario through technology implementation and bring about the long term target of zero accidents.

Locally in Australia we have introduced a project called "Reducing Vehicle Accident Rate and Severity". The objective is to examine how we can reduce the accident rate and mitigate the severity through implementation and networking of current and future technologies, how we can most effectively interface with other organisations that are trying to achieve the same outcome, and finally how we can best educate all road users of the use cases and benefits of the new technology.

This presentation aims to outline the technologies that we are introducing, how they can be networked and the other activities aimed at achieving the overall target of zero accidents.