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Will freight transport and logistics become safer, more effective or integrated as a result of automated technologies on the market? Find out by watching the first LEVITATE webinar!

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SWOV researcher Schepers coauthored the article 'The perception of bicycle crashes with and without motor vehicles: Which crash types do older and middle-aged cyclists fear most?' in the magazine Transportation Research.

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In 2019, the Netherlands counted 661 road deaths: only 17 road deaths less than in 2018, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on April 15th. In 2018, the number of road deaths showed an considerable increase of almost 11%. In recent years, road safety in the Netherlands has shown no improvement.

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On April 23 LEVITATE will host a webinar. This webinar gives an insight on autonomous solutions in freight, as well as their future impacts and potentials in the transport sector

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During the COVID-19 crisis, all SWOV employees work from home.

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On February 4, SWOV-researcher Diane Cleij successfully defended her dissertation, titled 'Measuring, Modelling and Minimizing Perceived Motion Incongruence for Vehicle Motion Simulation'.

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FERSI published its new position paper. The paper intends to offer guidance to Member States on developing a national road safety programme.

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Drivers are legally prohibited from using a handheld phone while driving. Telephone use is permitted, however, when the phone is mounted in a phone holder (mounted phone).

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A consortium consisting of Vias institute (Belgium) and SWOV (The Netherlands) will update the European Road Safety Observatory ERSO per 1 February. Vias is the lead institution, but the work will be shared fairly evenly across the two partners.

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Research shows that the ability to anticipate safety-critical situations is predictive of safe performance in traffic. Thus far, hazard anticipation training has been developed mainly for car drivers. These training programs may not be appropriate for cyclists who are exposed to different types of hazards.

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