Motor Vehicle Safety Technologies in Relation to the Accident Rates

  • Ján Kapusta
  • Alica KalašováEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


The increasing need for human mobility is one of the indicators of wealthy society and economic success of human behaviour. Development of transportation in all its sectors is also connected with the evolution of society. Negative aspects caused by this development are the occurrence of road accidents, energy efficiency and traffic congestions. The response to these major challenges cannot be limited to traditional measures. It is important to present and evaluate the impact of intelligent vehicle systems on road transportation safety. Therefore, it is necessary to change and modify the current situation that would lead to decrease in number of accidents that occur on the roads every year. Number of accidents is a good safety indicator. This paper identifies and presents different safety technologies used in modern motor vehicles. Use of such technologies and vehicle to vehicle communication as a part of cooperative systems is crucial in achieving this goal. The aim is to build a common understanding of the asset that cooperative systems and new safety features provide in road transportation and later create a proper environment for their deployment on European roads.


Transport safety Motor vehicles safety Cooperative systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and CommunicationsUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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