ITS and Driver Behaviour: Effects and Challenges

The development of road safety-related ITS raises a number of questions regarding their effects on driver behavior and accidents, especially how drivers will adapt to ITS and whether risk compensation mechanisms will take place. While effects of ITS on accidents have been evaluated in real traffic for some 13 systems, 20 other systems have only been evaluated on driver behavior and/or accidents by surrogate methods. The present paper addresses systems which have not yet been fully implemented in real traffic and where the effects on accidents are scarce or missing. The present study asks if safety-related ITS are addressing the real threats to safety in road traffic. Critical issues are addressed and core problem statements are discussed. The mobile phone is termed a threat disguised as a “Trojan horse” because of its increasing number of new applications finding its way to the driver behind the wheel.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2009 9:19AM