Re­search for safe road traffic

Two TRR 318 researchers, Ngoc Chi Banh (A05) and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Scharlau (A05, C01, C04, RTG), co-authored in a recently published article entitled "Safety Assistance Systems for Bicyclists: Toward Empirical Studies of the Dooring Problem". The work deals with the development of assistance systems for vulnerable road users, especially cyclists, in order to achieve the ambitious goal of zero road deaths per year.

The focus of the study is on the dooring problem - a situation where car doors are carelessly opened into the path of approaching cyclists. To address this problem, the researchers have extended their virtual cycling environment, which is equipped with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, for dooring experiments. In V2X communication, Vehicles are interconnected by wireless technology. In the publication, the researchers show how this system can be used to implement safety solutions for cyclists, such as the prevention of dooring accidents.