Vehicle-Road-Tyre Interaction in Potential Dangerous Situations:
Results of VERT Project 2002-01-1181
Transport system safety is clearly one of the most important social problems and involves a lot of items, such as road, tyre and vehicle design. VERT Consortium (EC funded Project BRPR-CT97-0461), including ten partners from six different European countries, has faced this problem in the last three years implementing in ADAMS Environment a full vehicle model focused on tyre/road interaction in presence of water, snow and ice. Such a model has been finally exploited in order to detect the most dangerous situations and to define guidelines for the optimised design of new “safer” products (tyres, vehicles and roads). This paper presents a general overview of VERT activities and achievements.