WIT Press


Potential Network Effects Of Intelligent Speed Adaptation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040421

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

285 kb

Author(s)

S. Broekx & L.I. Panis

Abstract

The number of road accident victims is high in the European Union with around 42 000 fatalities and 1.6 million injuries a year, and inappropriate speed has been identified as a major cause. The European Commission has recognised the contribution that new technologies can make to reduce this number of injuries. One of these technologies is Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA). The PROSPER project is designed to examine the efficiency of ISA in comparison with traditional physical means, to examine how road users react to an introduction of ISA and to identify obstacles in introducing the technology. One part of the project contains network microsimulation. Network modelling is a good way to estimate the influence of introducing speed limitation measurements on the complete network performance without actually introducing it and making big investments. S

Keywords