interactIVe - accident avoidance by active intervention for Intelligent Vehicles

The European research project interactIVe took the next step towards the goal of accident-free traffic.

interactIVe developed advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safer and more efficient driving. interactIVe introduced safety systems that autonomously brake and steer. The driver is continuously supported by interactIVe assistance systems. They warn the driver in potentially dangerous situations. The systems do not only react to driving situations, but are also able to actively intervene in order to protect occupants and vulnerable road users. Seven demonstrator vehicles � six passenger cars of different vehicle classes and one truck � were built up to develop, test, and evaluate the next generation of safety systems.

interactIVe ended in November 2013, after four years of research.

Aria Etemad, Project CoordinatorAria Etemad, Project Coordinator 1/2010 - 4/2013

Aria Etemad, Project Coordinator

Christoph Kessler, Project Coordinator 5/2013 - 11/2013

"Daily traffic in Europe is very dense and requires constant alertness by drivers. This demanding task can be supported by advanced driver assistance systems, which are able to help the driver by applying active steering and braking power in the right situations. interactIVe aims not only at avoiding traffic accidents, but also at mitigating the impact of collisions that cannot be avoided. This will lead to fewer road fatalities and less severe injuries. In addition, the support provided by intelligent vehicles will decrease the stress level of all traffic participants and lead to a more pleasant overall driving experience."  

Project Coordinator Aria Etemad
Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe


The project was co-funded by the European Commission. The consortium joined the expertise of 29 partners. It comprised large companies, small enterprises, research institutes and universities from ten European countries - Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.


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interactIVe at the 19th ITS World Congress

Advanced integrated safety applications based on enhanced perception, active interventions and new advanced sensors

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