The Acceptance of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) and the Use of Role Models in ISA-Driving: A Strategic Procedure in Implementation of Speed-Warning Devices

Many trials with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) were held around Europe, mostly concerning the drivers’ behavior and acceptance. Nowadays the focus has shifted towards achieving implementation and acceptance of these devices by the general public. In 1998, ISA was introduced in Belgium in the form of a large-scale questionnaire about “a carrying capacity on ISA.” A first step in gathering acceptance and implementation strategies was made. In October 2002, a trial started in Ghent with 37 vehicles. Among the drivers there were test-drivers that could be considered role models. These drivers had a delegating - public function at the council of Ghent, an institution or company and were chosen because they could have influence on the general public, decision and opinion makers. Based on the results, which indicated a large acceptance of ISA and the existence of a possible carrying capacity with the general public, plans have been made for a new trial in Brussels: a first faze, ministers and politicians will drive with ISA as role-models. The main goal is to get a larger acceptance on ISA by the opinion and decision makers, creation of a further carrying capacity and to take the first steps into the implementation of ISA in Belgium.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01015721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2005 12:11PM