May 12, 2009 Automotive

Active Driver Restraint

By Paul Parkinson

I blogged last year on Active Driver Assistance
and noted my concerns about the potential for adaptive cruise control
to make an incorrect decision and increase the risk of an accident
rather than reduce it.

So I was interested to hear a BBC news report earlier this week about a device which automatically stops acceleration when a vehicle exceeds the speed limit going on test in London. Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA)
is being developed by Transport for London (TfL) and uses a
newly-introduced digital speed limit map of the city. On the Radio4 Today programme, journalist Quentin Wilson said that anything that takes away driver control has to be looked at carefully.

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