A System for Intelligent Speed Adaptation Tested in the Netherlands



A System for Intelligent Speed Adaptation Tested in the Netherlands

Authors

DUYNSTEE L and BESSELING H, Ministry of Transport (AVV), The Netherlands

Description

From October 1999 till October 2000 a trial is being conducted with twenty passenger cars equipped with an Intelligent Speed Adaptation system (ISA). Also, a local passenger bus has been equipped. The ISA system permanently monitors the speed of the vehic

Abstract

From October 1999 till October 2000 a trial is being conducted with twenty passenger cars equipped with an Intelligent Speed Adaptation system (ISA). Also, a local passenger bus has been equipped. The ISA system permanently monitors the speed of the vehicle. If the legal speed limit is exceeded, the fuel inlet is automatically restricted. The primary goal of this field study is to examine whether ISA is a realistic option as an instrument for speed control, both from a technical-operational and from a social point of view.

The field trial, that has the form of an experiment, takes place in the city of Tilburg and is conducted by the Transport Research Centre (AVV) of the Dutch Ministry of Transport. The trial, referred to as 'ISA Tilburg', focuses predominantly on built-up area's, where people are frequently confronted with unsafe driving. Three speed limits are used, ranging from 30 km/h to 80 km/h.

Publisher

Association for European Transport