SISTEMAS DE PROTECCION PARA SEGURIDAD VIAL SL (BASYC) is a highly innovative Spanish company which is based in Madrid but which has its distribution centre in Zaragoza. The main product of the company is an innovative road restraint system which has been approved by the Spanish Government and has been installed in the centre of Madrid to ensure increased safety for all road users. BASYC is a highly motivated and progressive SME firmly focused on road safety.

In the development of its road restraint system, BASYC collaborated extensively with associations of vulnerable road users to establish gaps in current systems and assess what recommendations these user groups would like to see implemented. It is an SME and has collaborated in national and regional projects with prestigious RTD centres in the field of containment systems.

Associations of motorcyclists demand the incorporation of measures and systems that are safe to be used by all types of users and vehicles, “from a motorcycle to a truck or a bus”.

As a result, the Spanish regulating authorities created a norm to evaluate the behavior of the protection systems, the norm UNE 135900 from AENOR that defines the procedure that must be fulfilled so that a barrier can be accepted like a protective barrier for motorists

  • According to these tests, a barrier must be able to absorb the energy that is given off after an impact to 110 kilometers per hour and the dummy does not have to undergo any type of breakage, cuts or dismemberment produced by any of the parts of the parapet.
  • Subject will not be able either to have left the dummy in the barrier, so that it cannot be freed without tools. In addition, in the case of the continuous protection systems, the dummy must not be able to pass the system and no element of the barrier may be allowed to break off

BASYC has designed a continuous non-rigid system, for the absorption of impacts and for the protection of motorcyclists and cyclists, which diminishes the collision force and avoids the exit under the security barriers or parapets.

Test made on the containment system have easily surpassed all tests required by current legislation BMSNA4/120 according to OC 321/95, and those based on norm UNE 135900-1,2

ARCELOR MITTAL OSTRAVA, AS Production activities are focusing mainly on production and processing of hot metal and steel and rolled products production. The largest share of rolled products is represented by long and flat rolled products. Mechanical engineering production is focusing mainly on production of mine supports and crash barriers. Maintenance and servicing activities are ensured mostly by internal service plants.

CONEKT is the external consultancy arm of TRW Automotive, generating new ideas and applying science and technology to product development, manufacture and validation. With over 50 years experience, we support customers through a knowledge-led approach to technological innovation.

With core competencies in sensing, control and actuation, supported by in depth embedded electronics, software design, safety engineering and system integration capabilities, Conekt has engineered many ground-breaking technologies across a broad range of industries including automotive, aerospace and defence. We continue to provide engineering expertise to our parent company, TRW Automotive, in terms of automotive and commercial vehicles products and technology, and as such, have an extensive knowledge and understanding of industry requirements in these areas. With a strong pedigree in aerospace engineering, Conekt is also familiar with the particular demands of stringent technology and product development to aerospace standards.

Another strand of our activity involves taking low-cost, high-reliability automotive components and systems and applying them into related marketplaces. One example is the application of automotive sensing capability into the road infrastructure.

Combining the skills of specialist engineers with our in-house test and validation facility, Conekt is in the unique position to offer a complete engineering service from concept design and development through prototype and validation testing to low volume manufacture and systems integration.

Our experienced engineering teams work closely with customers to define the project requirements whether for the entire or part of the product development pipeline.

Operating across a number of industrial sectors, Conekt is able to apply best practice and technologies not normally found in a single industry. Our service offerings are built around our core competencies and capabilities include:

  • Sensing, control and actuation
  • Electronic engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Systems and safety engineering
  • Optoelectronics
  • Product validation
  • Reliability engineering
  • Materials science

The Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Meccanica e Tecnologie Industriali, (UNIFI) is an institution active in the higher education and research sector. The staff consists of 60 people of whom 40 are scientists and it comprises engineers, material experts, and biomechanics specialists.

UNIFI has a long lasting research activity in the field of transports with a specific focus on the automotive and Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) sectors. Research activities carried out in the department comprise NVH, numerical and experimental modelling of dynamic systems (e.g. modal analysis and forced response), modelling of uncertainties in dynamic systems, design of safety devices (e.g. semi-active suspensions) - included HMI devices -, virtual testing of PTWs both for crash and for simulation of handling manoeuvres, virtual testing of personal protective equipment (included airbag systems), accident analysis. Most of the above mentioned activities are performed within national and international partnerships.

UNIFI has expertise in all the above fields, but it has a special commitment and widely recognized skills for the road safety of PTWs. That is attested by the participation in most of the 6FP EC funded projects on PTW safety: APROSYS (Advanced Protective Systems) SP4 – motorcycle accidents (IP); APSN (Advanced Passive Safety Network), with the User Group on PTW safety (NoE); PISa (PTW Integrated Safety, STReP); MyMoSa (Motorcycle and Motorcyclist Safety, Marie Curie RTN).

MOUCHEL is a consulting and business services group that provides many of the design, managerial and engineering services that support modern society.

Across our 12,000 staff, we work with government agencies, local authorities, government-regulated industries and the private-sector to provide safe, reliable roads and railways, well-managed education and civic infrastructure, clean water, and cost-effective energy.

We develop solutions to dispose of society’s waste and to regenerate the most deprived urban communities; and we help developers and corporate clients to combine their objectives with those of the society around them.

Our ITS consultancy business is the biggest of its kind in the UK, providing end-to-end design, implementation and management of all aspects of advanced highway systems including the first Active Traffic Management (ATM) schemes in the world.