Press Release 006/2015

Safe Design of Traffic Junctions

Colloquium at KIT: Experts Present New Results of Research and Practice

According to the German Federal Statistical Office, the number of persons injured by traffic accidents in Germany is estimated to amount to about 382,000 in 2014. Until October 2014, nearly 93,000 accidents were caused by turning left or right at traffic junctions, such as crossings or roundabouts. New findings relating to the safe design of such junctions will be presented by experts at a colloquium organized by the KIT Institute of Highway and Railroad Engineering (ISE). The colloquium (in German only) will take place on January 28, 2015, at the Altes Bauingenieur-Gebäude (KIT Campus South, Otto-Ammann-Platz 1) from 13.30 hrs. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.


The Mobility Systems Center pools KIT activities relating to vehicle technology. Presently, nearly 40 KIT institutes with about 800 employees are working on methodological and technical fundamentals for tomorrow’s vehicles. It is their objective to develop concepts, technologies, methods, and processes for future mobility considering the complex interactions of vehicle, driver, traffic, infrastructure, and society.



Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

wer, 22.01.2015

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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