Impacts of a cooperative safety-related traffic information system

Satu Innamaa, Ilkka Kotilainen, Risto Kulmala, Anna Schirokoff, Reuben George

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    Abstract

    NordicWay has implemented a cooperative safety-related traffic information system based on hybrid communication using a mainly cellular network. In this paper, we present NordicWay’s Finnish Coop project evaluation results on driver behaviour impacts and user acceptance of the system. The evaluation was based on a field test involving more than a thousand test users from May 2016 to April 2017. The results showed the high acceptance by the users. The system was the first source of information in many occasions and the implications it had on driver behaviour were positive (increased attention, speed reduction, less overtaking, etc.). As a main conclusion, the results indicate that a cooperative safety-related traffic information system in mobile phones has positive impacts on driver behaviour. The results also show that road users would be willing to use this kind of system. Almost all users who had longer experience with the system would have been willing to continue using the application.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event7th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2018 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018

    Conference

    Conference7th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2018
    Abbreviated titleTRA2018
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period16/04/1819/04/18

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    Innamaa, S., Kotilainen, I., Kulmala, R., Schirokoff, A., & George, R. (2018). Impacts of a cooperative safety-related traffic information system. Paper presented at 7th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2018, Vienna, Austria.