DEPLOYMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF IN-VEHICLE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE UK

The UK approach to provision of driver information is unique in Europe. The private sector is required to play a major role within a Government framework aiming to minimise regulation but safeguard standards of safety. The main part of this paper describes the UK regulatory and institutional framework and progress with a number of in-vehicle drive information systems. Apart from legal requirements, the UK has been making progress with a Code of Practice which highlights the key issues that should be considered if products, especially products incorporating displays, are to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, effectiveness and safety when in use. The second part of the paper concentrates on assessment of information systems, reflecting the increasing needs of different stakeholders to measure system performance. In particular making and assessment of the business case, the congestion and environmental effects and the safety implications are discussed. The difficulties and importance of evaluating safety of new systems is highlighted. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • STEVENS, A
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM