As probably the most significant publicly-funded active safety R&D project this decade, the European PReVENT Integrated Project addressed the full range of next generation collision avoidance — including forward collision mitigation, lane change assist, lane keeping, curve speed warning, pedestrian detection, intersection collision avoidance, and cooperative warnings via wireless communications.
PReVENT primarily developed prototypes of preventive and active safety systems that are not too far away from potential production, and paved the way to market introduction by elaborating a European Code of Practice for an accelerated market introduction of such systems in the PReVENT subproject RESPONSE3 that will help manufacturers to avoid unexpected legal and liability implications when introducing new ADAS applications.
These steps will help PReVENT-devised technology find real-vehicle implementation faster than might otherwise occur particularly in litigious markets. Particularly likely candidates for early introduction include the emergency braking system for trucks and passenger vehicles developed in the subproject COMPOSE, the greatly improved approaches for lane detection developed in SAFELANE on the basis of the PROFUSION sensor data fusion concepts, and the map-enhanced ACC system prototyped in MAPS&ADAS.
The 200 page final report is now available at the Prevent website, www.prevent-ip.org