Cooperative Connected Intelligent Vehicles for Safe and Efficient Road Transport (COSAFE)


Partner: Aston University (UK), University of Oslo (Norway), Ranplan Wireless Network Design LTD (UK), Birmingham City Council (UK)

Project duration: 11/2018 - 10/2022

Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 824019

Methods: Qualitative Methods, Machine Learning

Traffic accidents and congestion cause serious problems for global transport systems. More than 1.2 million people die each year because of road accidents. Networked vehicles and autonomous vehicles are two promising technologies that can improve road safety and efficiency, but both still have inherent shortcomings.

This project proposes an innovative solution for cooperative connected intelligent vehicles using vehicular communication technology and the sharing and collaboration of resources to address the challenges of road transport and to improve road safety and efficiency.

An international, cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary consortium, consisting of world leading scientific institutions, leading partners from industry and politics, will work together on the development of innovative technologies and applications, supporting novel vehicle communication and cooperative resource sharing.

With the competent and complementary expertise of the partners and their extensive experience in international research collaboration, COSAFE promotes knowledge sharing, fosters research innovations, improves the potential of the participating researchers and contributes to European competitiveness and leadership in the automotive sector. The existing research links among the partners will be strengthened and new and sustainable collaborations will be developed to build up research in the field of road safety systems.