VIRTUAL webinar: Cost-benefit analysis tool for innovative automotive safety systems

In WP6 of the VIRTUAL project, a calculation tool for conducting cost-benefit analysis of vehicle safety systems is being developed. The tool is aimed at calculating the socio-economic costs and benefits of safety systems and provides insight in the costs of vehicle safety systems, the safety impacts (injuries and quality-of-life loss) and the associated monetary benefits and the socio-economic return (balance of benefits and costs).

The webinar is particularly interesting for people/institutions with an interest in cost-benefit analysis of automotive safety systems, such as; vehicle safety, including road safety policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, road safety NGOs, vehicle assessment organisations, fleet owners and vehicle safety researchers.

After this webinar participants will understand the concept of the preliminary VIRTUAL CBA-tool and what socio-economic effect a whiplash protection system can have. Participants will play an active role to identify the needs of stakeholders and therefore help to optimise this CBA-tool. The preliminary CBA-tool is already available on the VIRTUAL OpenVT platform (GitLab).


  • VIRTUAL project overview by David Bützer, AXA
  • Introduction to CBA for automotive systems by Rune Elvik, TØI
  • VIRTUAL CBA-tool by Wim Wijnen, W2Economics
  • Feedback and questions from the audience

Date & times
27 May 2021: 09.00 AM (CEST) OR 04.00 PM (CEST)

This webinar is free of charge but limited to 25 participants per session.
Registration for this webinar has closed.

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