Integrated Vehicle Safety Systems (IVSS) - that combine elements from active and passive safety - have a high potential to improve both comfort and safety of vehicles and their occupants. The potential safety impacts of a selection of these (available) systems have been assessed in the frame of PReVAL.
The objective of the ASSESS Project is to enable widespread introduction of IVSS by A) developing required understanding on the evaluation of Integrated Vehicle Safety Systems and B) implementing these findings in test and assessment procedures that will set targets for optimal systems in terms of occupant protection. As such ASSESS responds to the topic SST.2008.4.1.1 Safety and security by design Technologies and methodologies for the design
of transport systems with intrinsic safety and security characteristics which support harmonization and standardization