ITS solutions and accident risks: Prospective and limitations

I. Spyropoulou (Corresponding Author), Merja Penttinen, M. Karlaftis, T. Vaa, J. Golias

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    Abstract

    This article investigates the prospective and limitations in the application of potential intelligent transport system (ITS) functions to reduce accident risks, using a cause‐treatment relationship. The main causes of road accidents are described and appropriate ITS solutions (including advanced driver assistance systems and advanced traveller information systems) are presented as countermeasures. Anticipated impacts are discussed and indicate that several ITS have the potential of improving road safety and addressing specific accident causes. However, attention is required on particular aspects of their implementation as they may trigger adverse effects by imposing behavioural adaptation risks, and overestimation and over‐reliance on system capabilities. Further, user acceptability and strategic implementation issues are paramount to the successful introduction of these systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-572
    Number of pages24
    JournalTransport Reviews
    Volume28
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • intelligent transport systems
    • ITS
    • accident risk
    • road safety
    • accident prevention
    • motor vehicle accidents

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    Spyropoulou, I. ; Penttinen, Merja ; Karlaftis, M. ; Vaa, T. ; Golias, J. / ITS solutions and accident risks : Prospective and limitations. In: Transport Reviews. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 5. pp. 549-572.
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    Spyropoulou, I, Penttinen, M, Karlaftis, M, Vaa, T & Golias, J 2008, 'ITS solutions and accident risks: Prospective and limitations', Transport Reviews, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 549-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441640801886605

    ITS solutions and accident risks : Prospective and limitations. / Spyropoulou, I. (Corresponding Author); Penttinen, Merja; Karlaftis, M.; Vaa, T.; Golias, J.

    In: Transport Reviews, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2008, p. 549-572.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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