Key Facts:

  • Many studies exist which demonstrate the potential for Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) to change driver behaviour and benefit road safety

(F. Lai et al., 2012; H. Lahrman et al., 2012;New South Wales centre for Road Safety, 2010).

  • Although systems which intervene often have the largest effects, international studies have demonstrated that ISA for information only also significantly reduces time spent exceeding the speed limit

(F. Lai et al., 2012; H. Lahrman et al., 2012; New South Wales centre for Road Safety, 2010; M. Regan et al., 2006).

  • In-Vehicle Data Recorders (IVDR) also significantly influence driver behaviour, as measured by the number of pre-defined lateral or longitudinal acceleration events. IVDR has been shown to have a positive effect on high risk groups (teenagers and young males)

(M. Baugh et al., 2012; D. McGehee et al., 2007).

  • Satellite navigation systems pose a potential hazard through distraction; however, it is claimed that users are more attentive and less stressed and travel a reduced distance (T. Vonk et al., 2007). Insufficient academic research has been uncovered to confidently judge whether satellite navigation systems have a net benefit to safety.

  • As technology advances the risks from driver distraction have been recognised by the NHTSA in North America, and the European Commission. Both bodies have recently issued guidelines aimed at manufacturers of telematics devices.

  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:18 AM
  • Last Update: 09 May 2013, 02:33 PM