Managing effectiveness and acceptability in intelligent speed adaptation systems

Jeremy J. Blum, Azim Eskandarian

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15 Scopus citations


Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) systems hold great promise for improving roadway safety by reducing instances of speeding. However, previous evaluations of these systems have revealed a significant paradox. Mandatory systems that strictly enforce speed limits, while effective, face significant consumer acceptance hurdles. Moreover, young male drivers, who would benefit the most from ISA, tend to be the most negatively disposed towards these systems. Voluntary and advisory systems, on the other hand, are more acceptable to drivers. However, these systems are significantly less effective in reducing speeding. In addition to the tradeoff between effectiveness and acceptability, there is also significant concern that ISA systems may, in fact, have an adverse affect on roadway safety. This paper reviews the research that has been conducted on ISA, and presents possible strategies to maximize both effectiveness and acceptability and mitigate deleterious effects on roadway safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ITSC 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424400945, 9781424400942
StatePublished - 2006
EventITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 20 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC


OtherITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
CityToronto, ON

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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