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Automated vehicles are being developed at a rapid pace and automated driving systems are becoming more and more advanced. Before long automated vehicles will be a common mode of transport on our roads. There will, however, be a transition period during which a mixture of manually driven, partially automated and fully automated vehicles will be participating in traffic.

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Vacancies for post-docs in NWO-project on automated driving.

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The scientific article Assessing fitness to drive—A validation study on patients with mild cognitive impairment has recently been published by Taylor & Francis Online. Among the authors of the article are SWOV-researchers Ragnhild Davidse and Jolieke de Groot...

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Cyclists and pedestrians are not so sure that self-driving cars will see them and stop for them. As long as they are not convinced, they will generally behave prudently towards these automated vehicles.

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The OECD report Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift in Road Safety has won the 2017 Special Award of the Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards.

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From 7 - 9 June 2017, the 6th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands. The call for abstracts is now open.

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Every three years, the ‘International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS)’ hands out awards to those individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the field of alcohol, drugs and road safety.  The Widmark Award is named after the Swedish Professor Erik M.P. Widmark, who developed a method to measure the blood alcohol level.

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New study published by EC on effective measures to reduce the number of serious road injuries in the EU. 

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On 27 October 2016 Ecorys and SWOV presented the results of their study commissioned by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) “Improving Road Safety in OIC Countries“ to the 8th Meeting of the COMCEC Transport and Communications Working Group October in Ankara (Turkey).

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The number of seriously injured cyclists in the Netherlands is increasing: more than half of all serious road injuries are cyclists. More than 80% of these seriously injured cyclists are the result of crashes in which no motorized vehicle is involved.

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