Vulnerable Road User Protection
Road safety is a crucial aspect of mobility both for individuals as well as for policymakers. Road fatalities, in the European Union (EU), for example, have decreased by approximately half between 2001 and 2018 from 54,000 to 25,100 per year. However, in recent years, the number of fatalities has been on a stable level, and additional efforts are needed to further reduce the number of deaths and severe injuries.
5GAA has made VRU protection a priority area and this White Paper therefore aims at shedding light on the safety benefit that selected V2X use cases offer, which can have a significant impact on the protection of the most vulnerable traffic participants. Ultimately, this also has a positive impact on health-sector costs incurred, by reducing the number of people suffering serious injuries with life-changing consequences.