Cycling deaths in Australia increased 10% between 2001 and 2011, and in New South Wales the number of bike riders killed doubled to 14 over the past year*.
Assistant Professor Marco Dozza from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology is pioneering world-leading research on bicycle safety, and will be discussing what can be done to keep bike riders safe next Wednesday in a seminar at UNSW.
Assistant Professor Dozza is a Visiting Fellow with UNSW’s Transport and Road Safety research group. His work in Europe focuses on using the latest technology to monitor cyclists during their daily routine.
He will be discussing:
- The growing number of cyclist fatalities worldwide and the need to understand more about the cause of these accidents.
- His ‘naturalistic’ research into cyclist behaviour, which involves attaching high-tech sensors to bikes and monitoring natural cyclists’ behaviour and the common threats to their safety.
- Potential intelligent driver systems and interventions that could be based on this research to help prevent deaths on the road.
Assistant Professor Dozza will be available for interviews before the seminar.
Lecture details: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 4.00 – 5.15pm University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus Robert Webster Blg, Room 256
Fiona MacDonald, UNSW Media Office, 02 9385 1933 or 0403 664 438, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Statistics from the latest OECD report and NSW Police data