R&D&iRoad Infrastructure

We do research into road safety, providing new ideas and models to improve protection elements in road infrastructures so as to minimise the consequences of potential accidents as much as possible.

Influence of road infrastructure on road safety

We study the influence of road layout and all elements on the sides of the road (posts, signs, safety barriers, drainage elements, etc.) on the safety conditions for users, taking different scenarios and collision speeds into account.

 

 

Development of test methods

We define analysis and test criteria that allow to make an objective evaluation of the elements that make up the infrastructure.

We actively take part in the main working groups of Spanish (AENOR CTN-135) and International (CEN TC226) regulatory committees; we have defined, among others, the specific procedures for measuring the forces transmitted by parapets to bridges in case of accident, by evaluating traffic control elements and assessing motorcyclist equipment.

Motorcyclist protection

We have participated in the working group that has defined and optimised motorcyclist protection system evaluation regulations (SPM), which have given rise to the current Spanish standard UNE 135900.
 
We delve into the biomechanical criteria for minimising injuries to motorcyclists in case of accident.
 

 

Restraint systems in the infrastructure

We look into the risks associated with special or erroneous conditions of installation of restraint systems, regardless of whether they are due to short sections, the influence of terminals, ground inconsistencies, gutter proximity, junctions, bad practices, roadside geometry, etc.
 
We have come up with restraint system installation recommendations in order to guarantee said systems work property and lead to improved user safety.

Cost-benefit
action recommendations

We have taken part in the definition of safety barrier installation and utilisation recommendations according to cost-benefit criteria.

As an example, we have developed solutions to utilise existing barriers with IPN posts for the installation of motorcyclist protection systems and minimise repair costs in case of accident by considering aspects such as the state of conservation of infrastructure elements, the intensity and composition of traffic, traffic speed, etc...

 

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