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.

  • Authors:
    • ALKIM, T P
    • BOOTSMA, G
  • Publication Date: 2007-10


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  • Accession Number: 01148927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 9:03AM