Analysis of conflict situations between elderly pedestrians and vehicles

  • The proportion of older road users is increasing because of demographic change (in the group 65+ from current 18% to about 24% by 2030). The mobility needs of people 65+ often differ from those of younger people. Seniors (65+) are already more involved in fatal accidents than younger road users. According to the age development, the senior share of road deaths in the EU of today is increasing nearly one-fifth to one-third. From the in-depth analysis of accidents generic simulation models were developed. Attention has been paid both to psycho-physical characteristics as well as on the social and physical environment and their specifics in conjunction with seniors. By simulating the defined scenarios and varying the defined relevant parameters, accident influencing factors were examined as a basis for avoidance. In addition, the parameters were varied to show the influence from the vehicle, the pedestrian and the infrastructure to avoid the accident or to characterize the conditions for which the accident is inevitable.

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Author:Heinz Hoschopf, Ernst Tomasch, Martin Weinberger, Daniel Bell, Christine Chaloupka-Risser, Ralf Risser
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/17
Contributing corporation:Institut für Fahrzeugsicherheit (Graz)
Release Date:2017/10/17
Tag:Alte Leute; Analyse (math); Deutschland; Fahrbahnüberquerung; Fahrzeug; Fußgänger; Konferenz; Unfall; Zusammenstoß; Österreich
Accident; Analysis (math); Austria; Collision; Conference; Crossing the road; Germany; Old people; Pedestrian; Vehicle
Außerdem beteiligt: FACTUM OG (Wien)
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR

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