Academia and industry have identified several areas of research that are essential if active safety systems are to be reliable at all stages throughout the lifetime of a vehicle.
New research areas are continuously being identified, so the small number of areas described here are only to be regarded as examples, indicating rather than establishing what kind of research and tests might be conducted at AstaZero in the future.
In this context it is important to stress that AstaZero as an organisation will not be performing this kind of research and development, but that the test site itself enable research and development in all possible areas related to active safety.
As what AstaZero offers will always be adapted to customer needs, it is the industry and the academy in general that will define what areas will be most important at any given time.
Funding is now available for research projects that want to use the AstaZero proving ground. Extended deadline for first call: May 12th 2017!
There will be a new application opportunity in the fall of 2017!
What do we talk about?
This is a program led by SAFER and funding Open Research at AstaZero by providing FREE access to the world’s first full-scale test environment for future road safety. No industry partner is needed!
What does the program want to achieve?
Stimulate and facilitate open, independent and world-leading research that generates openly available results and data, and an inspiring network between researchers. Open research becoming one of the main pillars of AstaZero by making the unique test environment accessible to researchers from around the world, within the strong research environment found in western Sweden.
What can I apply for?
• Test track time,
• Workshop use,
• Support (e.g. testing engineers, or drivers), and
• Use of equipment.
You need to cover all other project costs.
Who can apply?
Researchers from universities or research institutions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
We are open-minded and welcome projects from other related scientific disciplines!
Can’t wait to know more?