Increased safety and reduction of congestion by using driver assistance technology: dream or reality?
TNO Industrie en Techniek
van Schijndel-de Nooij, M.
As accidents with trucks have a large influence on traffic flow, a large pilot on the effect of driver assistance systems was kicked off in July 2008 in the Netherlands. The primary goals of the pilot are to assess the potential for improving safety and maintaining traffic flow. The potential contribution of driver assistance systems to these objectives will be determined with 2550 trucks from about 100 transport companies. Each truck is equipped with one assistance system and a registration unit for monitoring driving and vehicle behaviour. Driver assistance systems used are: Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Directional Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rollover Control and Black Box with Feedback. The latter system was developed especially for this project. Based on continuous measurements, the driver receives a daily report on his “safe and congestion preventing” driving behaviour. So far, drivers and transport companies are very positive on this system.
accident prevention systems
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Safe and Clean Mobility
21st International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference (ESV), International Congress Center, Stuttgart, Germany, June 15–18, 2009