Analysis of conflict situations between elderly pedestrians and vehicles

Heinz Hoschopf, Ernst Tomasch, Martin Weinberger, Daniel Bell, Christine Chaloupka-Risser, Ralf Risser

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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 psychophysical 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
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2016
EventInternational Conference "ESAR - Expert Symposium on Accident Research" - Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Duration: 9 Jun 201610 Jun 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference "ESAR - Expert Symposium on Accident Research"

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production


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