1. Traffic Safety

  1. Luca Delgrossi1 and
  2. Tao Zhang2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch1

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

How to Cite

Delgrossi, L. and Zhang, T. (2012) Traffic Safety, in Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc., USA

  2. 2

    Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Information and Communication Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. T. Russell Hsing and
  2. Vincent K. N. Lau

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118132722

Online ISBN: 9781118452189



  • European Union;
  • fundamental traffic safety program;
  • Japan;
  • traffic fatalities;
  • United States


Vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 34 in the United States [NHTS09]. Broader adoption of effective automotive safety systems, along with improved safety legislation and increased driver education efforts, has powered the reduction of fatalities and injuries despite the growing number of vehicles on the road and the distances traveled. As in the United States, the reductions in traffic fatalities and injuries in the European Union countries have slowed down over the recent, which suggests similar diminishing returns achievable through traditional vehicle safety technologies and calls for new thinking and innovation in vehicle safety technologies. Japan’s traffic fatalities have reduced significantly since the adoption of the first fundamental traffic safety program. To reduce fatalities and injuries we must continue to discover new ways to prevent motor vehicle crashes and mitigate their damages.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

road accidents; road traffic control