SoRSA led lunchtime webinar which will provide a summary of what Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) is, how it works, its likely impact on collision reduction and public reaction/driver perception.
Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) is one of a number of vehicle technologies that will be a mandatory fitment in all new model cars in the EU and UK from 2022 and will be required on all new build of existing models from 2024. This will be a significant change in the level of vehicle intervention for drivers, and there is already some opposition to it from a number of groups and individuals.
The presentation will look at the introduction and background to ISA including the legal framework and discuss the anticipated benefits to road safety including some context on how speed contributes to road safety. The Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) will be mandatory in all new model cars in the EU and UK from 2022.
The version of ISA being introduced will be overridable however, despite the anticipated safety benefits being less than a non-overridable system, and the reasons for this will be explained. The presentation will also look at the potential other risks and issues with introduction of ISA, including issues those around technology, possible driver behaviour and reaction to it, and the issues of interaction with non-ISA equipped vehicles. The presentation will also include a brief overview of ISA trials carried out by the Institute for Transport Studies at University of Leeds.
Simon is a Principal Consultant in WSP’s ITS business where he focuses on operational safety.
He joined WSP in July 2016 after completing 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) where he served his final 12 years as a specialist Traffic Management Officer (TMO) in the Road Safety Engineering section.
His primary responsibilities as a TMO were liaison between police and traffic authorities, stakeholder engagement, collision analysis and the provision of expert evidence regarding highway design in fatal road traffic collision investigations. Such evidence consisted primarily of examination of both the design and collision history of fatal collision sites and an assessment of any design changes and safety audits that had been conducted.
Simon was also responsible for the identification and assessment of high priority sites for roads policing interventions and the assessment of road safety schemes, highway designs and speed limit changes proposed by traffic authorities.
Simon has been awarded police commendations for jointly devising the Exchanging Places cycle and HGV road safety education programme and for the investigation and presentation of evidence at numerous coroners’ inquests.