Various ADAS will be mandatory in new passenger car models from 2022 and in all new cars from 2024.Realising the positive impact of ADAS is a multi-disciplinary, collective task for automotive parties, legislators and road maintenance and management authorities. It is important for road maintenance and management authorities to know how they can make infrastructure future-proof in view of the rapid rise in smart vehicles and developments relating to mobility data digitisation, as well as how they can manage newly introduced risks. Which options are there from the current and future infrastructure to support the safe and correct performance of smart vehicles and which steps can be taken to work towards this and to improve traffic safety?
Royal HaskoningDHV was commissioned by the National Traffic Management Board (LVMB), in which the Netherlands’ largest road maintenance and management authorities collaborate at national, regional and municipal level, to research the need for action and changes relating to guidelines, infrastructure and cooperation between road authorities, the car industry and other important stakeholders. The survey covered two main questions:
This question mainly relates to understanding whether the location, visibility and interpretability of various types of speed limit signs need to change to improve detection by traffic sign recognition systems and the performance of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). The basic principle is that traffic signs should always remain clear for human road users.
More insight is needed into infrastructure characteristics that can impact safe and correct ADAS performance, including physical (road design and layout) and digital infrastructure (for example focused on communications and positioning/maps). The objective is to identify measures to support the safe use of ADAS, while guaranteeing and, where possible, improving traffic safety for drivers who drive without assistance.
You can read the full report here.