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The paper 'The European road safety decision support system on risks and measures' by SWOV-researchers Van Schagen and Weijermars describes the scientific basis of the DSS. The European Road Safety Decision Support System (roadsafety-dss.eu) is an innovative system providing the available evidence on a broad range of road risks and possible countermeasures.

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SWOV researchers Palmeiro, van der Kint, Vissers and Hagenzieker published the article 'Interaction between pedestrians and automated vehicles: A Wizard of Oz experiment' in 'Transportation Research'.

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The Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) enables policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.

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The Advisory Board of the Trust Fund includes two members from Research and Acadamia institutions, where SWOV has the honour of filling one of these seats. 

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SWOV researchers Vlakveld, Van Nes, De Bruin and Vissers published the simulator study 'Situation awareness increases when drivers have more time to take over the wheel in a Level 3 automated car' in 'Transportation Research'.

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SWOV estimated the amount of road injuries for 2007-2016 for Vervoerregio Amsterdam

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On 13 and 14 June SWOV and HUMANIST organized the 6th edition of the bi-annual HUMANIST conference. This year’s theme was ‘Towards Vehicle Automation – Human Factors issues’.

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A new report by the European Transport Safety Council shows that road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. 25,250 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2017, although road deaths declined by 2% last year, they have decreased by just 3% over four whole years since 2013.

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EU Member States that use a single source of data should cross-check these data with other sources. Research in countries that do use more than one source, reveals that single sources tend to be incomplete. This is one of the recommendations in the latest report of the European Transport Safety Council.

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On May 25 the most significant piece of European data protection legislation came into force when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive. We are busy making our organization GDPR compliant.

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