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The 10th Young Researchers Seminar was held on September 15-17, 2021 in Portorož. The seminar offered the opportunity to a network of young transport researchers from members of ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI as well as from research organisations across the US to gather and interact during the three-day seminar.

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SWOV researchers Tinga and Jansen coauthored the article 'What makes a good team? - Towards the assessment of driver-vehicle cooperation' for the 13th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications

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In 2009-2018, an annual average of 51 young drivers and passengers (aged 18-24) were killed in traffic. This can be read in the updated SWOV fact sheet 'Young drivers'.

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SHAPE-IT aims to facilitate safe, acceptable and desirable integration of user-centered and transparent automated vehicles into mixed urban traffic environments.

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Deputy director Rob Eenink, MSc will cover all managerial duties until SWOV's new director is appointed.

Information about the current vacancy is available at publicspirit.nl (in Dutch) 
 

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If the average speed on a road increases, crash risk also increases, as does the risk of a serious outcome. This is true in general terms, but more so when motorised vehicles crash with unprotected road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and (light) moped riders.

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SWOV researchers Weijermars, Zwart and Mons coauthored the article 'Road safety impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles' for the EU-project LEVITATE.

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During the most recent measurements in 2019, 2.3% of the drivers were under the influence of alcohol during weekend nights, which is a considerable increase compared to the previous measurements in 2017.

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On 14 October 2021 FERSI will organise an online symposium: Implementing evidence-based road safety measures, removing barriers and enhancing public support. FERSI announced speakers who will speak at the symposium.

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SWOV researchers Van Petegem and Wijlhuizen coauthored the article 'The safety of physically separated cycle tracks compared to marked cycle lanes and mixed traffic conditions in Amsterdam' in the magazine European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.

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