PHOEBE stands for 'PredictiveApproaches for Safer Urban Environment’ and aims to be a shining example of road safety promotion. How? By developing an integrated, dynamic, and scalable human-centred predictive safety assessment framework for all road user types in urban areas!
An estimated 19,800 people were killed in road crashes in the European Union in 2021 – most of these fatalities taking place in urban areas. To reduce the present-day risks, PHOEBE allows cities to foresee the risk of introducing new modes of transport and technological and regulatory changes in transport systems in a virtual simulation environment where it is urgent to consider the demands of vulnerable road users.
The project aims to develop an integrated, dynamic, and scalable human-centred predictive safety assessment framework for all road user types in urban areas. It will provide technical specifications and data optimization flows to policymakers, transport planners, and traffic analysts, decisively incorporating road safety as a performance indicator in traffic modelling.
Involving a unique set of partners (iRAP, Aimsun, POLIS Network, EIRA - European Institute of Road Assessment - EuroRAP, The Floow, FACTUAL, OSeven Telematics, National Technical University of Athens, Delft University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), it brings together the interdisciplinary strength of traffic simulation, road safety assessment, human behaviour, mode shift, induced demand modelling, and new and emerging mobility data into a harmonised, prospective assessment framework for road safety.
PHOEBE also involves three pilots focusing on different aspects of transport modelling according to their respective local mobility challenges, namely:
- West Midlands (United Kingdom).
- Athens (Greece).
- Valencia (Spain).
The project will run from November 2022 till August 2026.
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