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Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) In Ghent, Belgium: The First European Trial With Politicians, Academics And Car-constructors As Role Models In ISA-driving

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040431

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

253 kb

Author(s)

S. Vlassenroot

Abstract

In October 2002, the first ISA-trial in Belgium started in Ghent, in association with the Belgium Institute for Road Safety, the City of Ghent, an insurance company, the provincial administration, Volvo-cars Ghent and the regional public transport company. 34 cars and 3 buses were equipped with the ‘active accelerator pedal’: 20 cars are voluntary users of the ISA-system, while 14 other vehicles and 3 buses are used by companies and public administrations. The main objectives of the trial in Ghent were: to evaluate the effects of ISA on speed-change, traffic safety, drivers’ attitude and behaviour, and drivers’ acceptance; to create a further bearing surface of ISA; and to create an acceptance of ‘ISA as a potential for road-safety’ by public opinion and

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