GIDAS is one of the world's largest projects in the field of in-depth traffic accident research. Real traffic accidents are documented and reconstructed, and the pre-crash accident sequences are simulated separately. Analyzes for the legislator offer the possibility of closely monitoring the accident occurrence and determining positive and negative developments. Automobile manufacturers and suppliers can use the data to improve their own technology and make traffic safer for all participants.


GIDAS is a cooperation of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the Research Association of Automotive Technology (FAT). The steering committee of GIDAS is composed of representatives of BASt and FAT.


Already before GIDAS, accident data was collected in Hannover. With the beginning of GIDAS in 1999, collecting accident data has been established in Dresden.


GIDAS is based on a scientifically developed methodology.