The Impact of Navigation Systems on Traffic Safety

This paper studies the impact of navigation systems on traffic safety in the Netherlands. This study consists of four analyses: a literature survey, a database analysis, a user survey and an instrumented vehicle study. The results of the four sections show that navigation systems have a positive effect on traffic safety. The driving experiment showed a reduction in kilometers and a reduction in workload when driving to a destination in unfamiliar areas. Furthermore, the results from the user survey indicated that users feel more alert and less stress when using a navigation system while driving. Also, the damage database showed that lease car drivers without a navigation system claim more damages and more damage costs per kilometer driven than the drivers with a navigation system.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01145006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2009 1:01PM