New Technologies and Behavior — Problem or Cure?
If one is to believe some of the promoters of intelligent transport systems (ITS), telematics applications are some kind of wonder cure for all the evils caused by transport. Intelligent transport systems will reduce travel time, secure dramatic reductions in pollution, reduce the cost of freight operations and at the same time achieve dramatic improvements in traffic safety. ERTICO in its vision for Europe and VERTIS in its goals for Japan set remarkably similar targets for accident reduction. ERTICO predicts that ITS will make a major contribution to reducing road fatalities over twenty years by 50%, while VERTIS has a goal that ITS should cut fatal accidents on Japanese roads by half over thirty years (8, 19).
KeywordsSpeed Limiter Urban Road Traffic Safety Driver Behavior Intelligent Transport System
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