PReVENT consists of a number of subprojects in complementary function fields:
- Safe Speed and Safe Following
These functions help drivers keep or choose a speed or inter-vehicle distance, allowing them to safely cope with the road situation they will meet in the following seconds. The approach is mostly autonomous.
- Lateral Support
This field deals with autonomous applications focusing on the lateral areas of a vehicle to help drivers keep their vehicle at the safest position in the lane, as well as warn them if the vehicle is about to run off the road.
- Intersection Safety
This function field covers the investigation of autonomous and cooperative approaches to safety applications dedicated at approaching or passing intersections.
- Vulnerable Road Users and collision Mitigation
Collision mitigation and pre-crash protection systems focus on reduction of injuries and fatalities in case of unavoidable crashes (in particular during the last 2-3 seconds before the impact). Collision mitigation by braking significantly reduces kinetic energy of impact, thereby greatly reducing crash severity.
- Cross-functional Activities
An additional cross-functional field covering methodologies, common architectures, liability issues, and technology or standardisation oriented activities safeguards a common approach.
In 2007, a common Safety Application Roadshow will be organised, involving all project participants to exhibit the project results and create awareness as an important milestone for the preparation of the European market.
The subprojects and Roadshow organisation are coordinated by the Integrated Project Management, which ensures a common vision, synergies at activity level and the requisite guidance to successfully reach the objectives of the project.