SafetyCube (Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency) is a research project funded by the European Commission as part of Horizon 2020, the European framework programme for research and innovation. The project runs from 2015 to 2018. The main aim of SafetyCube is to create a system to support decision-making so that policymakers and the parties involved in creating policy are able to select cost-effective strategies and measures that can be applied to reduce the number of road traffic accidents and their consequences, both in Europe and worldwide.
Central to the project is an in-depth analysis of the causes of accidents, combined with new data about the extent of the risks involved and the effectiveness of safety measures. Information will also be gathered and made available about the costs and benefits of a variety of road safety measures. The results will be made available via an easy-to-use online system. As part of the project, an operational concept will also be developed to keep the system to support decision-making accessible once the project itself has come to an end.
Vias institute is an important partner in the project and is responsible, among other things, for establishing the methodological base, as well as for a series of risk analyses and descriptions of measures, plus the cost/benefit analysis of these measures.