Dutch Field Operational Test experience with "the Assisted Driver"
In order to get a better understanding of how driving with Advanced Driver Assistance (ADA) systems affects traffic flow in terms of safety, throughput and environment in practice a Field Operational Test (FOT), called "The Assisted Driver" was conducted by the Dutch Road Authority Rijkswaterstaat in The Netherlands. The main component of this project was the so-called Full Traffic FOT in which 20 cars, equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Departure Warning, were driven in mixed traffic for five months. During this period a vast amount of data was collected by installed data-loggers in order to perform an objective impact assessment. The results are quite promising. Driving with ACC and LDW improves traffic safetyby approximately 8% and fuel consumption decreases by 3%. Associated emissions can decrease up to 10% and there appeared to be no direct negative effect for throughput. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.
- ALKIM, T P
- BOOTSMA, G
- Publication Date: 2007-10
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Crash avoidance systems; Crash rates; Data collection; Fuel consumption; Intelligent transportation systems; Motor vehicle navigational aids; Test procedures; Vehicle mix
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- ITRD Terms: 1612: Accident rate; 1451: Adaptive cruise control; 8525: Conference; 8623: Data acquisition; 8743: Driver assistance system; 232: Fuel consumption; 8735: Intelligent transport system; 8078: Netherlands; 6288: Test method; 641: Traffic composition
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 01148927
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Jan 25 2010 9:03AM