Human mobility is constantly evolving. However, in the recent years this evolution was performed at a high pace, especially in big and medium-sized cities, with the introduction of new urban mobility devices like e-scooters and other electric micro-mobility devices. Active mobility and micro-mobility were also encouraged due to their health benefits and low impact on the environment while on the other side, local legislation is being more stringent with car owners whith the intention to reduce accidents, noise, and gaz emissions. In the near future, other new technologies like autonomous shuttles and all level 3+ automated driving systems (see SAE levels of driving automation) will disrupt the mobility sector and will lead to even quicker and more global changes, which will also affect rural areas.
For all the reasons mentioned above, CEESAR supports all stakeholders that intend to shape the future of mobility with the following actions:
CEESAR is leader of safety assessment of the autonomous shuttles in the H2020 AVENUE project, where a novel assessment methodology was developed.
CEESAR is also developing a new detailed database with accidents involving new mobility devices. A small project is already engaged to study the accidents of heavy quadricycles (accident scenarios, maneuvres, deformations, injuries, etc).