iSAFERIntelligent Speed Assistance for European Roads

Speed Assistance_logo_smallIllegal and inappropriate speed is the single biggest contributory factor in fatal road crashes. It increases both the risk of a crash happening and the severity of injuries that result. Managing speed is therefore the most important measure to reduce death and injury on our roads.

The objective of the iSafer campaign is to contribute to reducing speed-related road deaths and injuries through the identification and promotion of best practice. The project includes a special focus on Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and promoting its use at European and national level.

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The campaign will include:

  • Seminars at a national and European level, aiming to raise awareness of the risks of speeding, and exploring the best strategies for introduction of ISA.
  • A policy paper on speed, looking at priorities for reducing deaths on our roads related to speed, focussing primarily on ISA.
  • A ranking showing the ‘state of play’ of digital maps and ISA implementation in the different EU Member States.
  • Six fact sheets on speed that will showcase best practice in each of the following areas: behaviour, vehicles, in-vehicle technology, infrastructure, speed limits.
  • A Speed Monitor newsletter three times a year which includes monitoring of EU and national policies that have an impact on speed related road safety within the 28 EU countries.

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The iSafer project receives financial support from the Flemish Government, Fundación MAPFRE and 3M.

Latest iSafer News, Publications and Events

29 September 2017 – ISA on all policy levels, Brussels

29 September 2017 – ISA on all policy levels, Brussels

29 September 2017, 13:00-14:00 ITS.be Congress Bluepoint Conference Centre, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has the pleasure of inviting you to our Knowledge Sharing Session “ISA on all policy levels”, which will be held during the ITS.be Congress on Friday 29 September between 13:00 and 14:00. ISA – Intelligent Speed Assistance – is an overridable system that communicates the current speed limit to the driver using digital maps and speed sign recognition, and helps them to keep […]

23 June 2017 – European approach towards better road safety: safe road users, safe vehicles and safe infrastructure, Ljubljana

Austria Trend Hotel, Dunajska cesta 154, 1000 Ljubljana, 23 June 2017, 10.00-17.00 Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency and European Transport Safety Council together had a pleasure to hold an experts’ conference – European approach towards better road safety: safe roads, safe vehicles and safe infrastructure. The conference gathered ministers, decision makers, police, representative from national authorities, road safety experts, NGOs and other road safety stakeholders. Opportunities to improve road safety in Slovenia were discussed. Click here to download the agenda. Presentations Road Safety Performance Index – Slovenia within the […]

Industry, NGOs and cities call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

Industry, NGOs and cities call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

A coalition of industry, NGOs, consumer groups and cities are calling on the European Commission to urgently bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after years of delays. The European Commission is expected to announce a new package of transport legislation next week, the groups are calling for an announcement on updates to vehicle safety regulations to be included. The letter from groups including the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the European Cyclists Federation (ECF), POLIS, the European […]

Larger range of cars now offering Intelligent Speed Assistance

Larger range of cars now offering Intelligent Speed Assistance

Citroën, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are the latest brands to launch vehicles with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). The Citroën C3 is the first supermini class car to feature an ISA system that helps drivers keep within speed limits.  The Citroën system shows the current speed limit and then lets the driver choose if they would like to set the speed limiter to the new limit. ETSC says this additional step is unnecessary and could dissuade drivers from engaging the system. Other recent models from the […]

Position Paper: Revision of the General Safety Regulation

Position Paper: Revision of the General Safety Regulation

26,300 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2015 compared to 25,970 in 2014, representing an increase of 1% and the second consecutive poor year for road safety. In 2014, more than 135,000 people were recorded as seriously injured. However, the long term safety trend has been positive, especially so for car occupants who have benefited more than other road users from road safety measures adopted over the past decade. The figures of the past years would have been significantly higher had it […]

WHO backs ISA

WHO backs ISA

The World Health Organisation has backed in-car technologies including Intelligent Speed Assistance and Autonomous Emergency Braking as key measures for cutting the 1.25 million deaths that occur  on roads across the globe each year. In a new report published to coincide with the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week in May the organisation also recommended infrastructure changes, appropriate speed limits and automated and manual enforcement. The WHO says excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to one in three road traffic deaths worldwide. “Speed is at […]

Transport ministers ask European Commission to ‘accelerate’ work on new vehicle safety rules

Transport ministers ask European Commission to ‘accelerate’ work on new vehicle safety rules

Ministers of transport from the 28 EU countries have backed a range of measures to reduce deaths and serious injuries linked to speeding in a declaration issued at an informal meeting in Malta in March. In the ‘Valetta Declaration on Road Safety’, ministers undertake to “expand and integrate reduced speed limits such as 30km/h, into high risk areas” and call on the European Commission to accelerate work on new vehicle safety requirements which were last updated in 2009. The declaration also calls for technologies […]

31 janvier 2017 – Le LAVIA : le temps de l’action

31 janvier 2017 – Le LAVIA : le temps de l’action

Le Conseil européen de la Sécurité des Transports (ETSC), et l’Association Prévention Routière (APR) ont organisé un débat Le LAVIA : le temps de l’action. Mardi 31 janvier 2017, 9h30 – 13h30 Auditorium – Fédération française de l’assurance, 26 boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris La vitesse est connue comme l’un des principaux facteurs qui contribuent aux tués et blessés graves sur nos routes. L’ISA (Intelligent Speed Assistance), connue aussi sous son acronyme français, le LAVIA (limiteur s’adaptant à la vitesse autorisée), est conçu pour aider les conducteurs à […]

Commission outlines plans for safer cars, vans and lorries

Commission outlines plans for safer cars, vans and lorries

The European Commission has published a list of 19 lifesaving safety technologies that could be made mandatory on new vehicles in the next update of EU vehicle safety rules expected next year.  The European Transport Safety Council welcomes the announcement but says several critical areas for action are missing, and the proposed timescale is far too long considering that most of the technologies are already available today. 26,000 people die on European Union roads annually, with at least 135,000 suffering life-changing injuries.  Progress on […]

Speed limit displays on new car models ‘not enough’

Speed limit displays on new car models ‘not enough’

Several new car models launched in recent months come with speed limit information systems fitted as standard, but more needs to be done to encourage installation of full Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) which actively helps prevent the driver from speeding, according to ETSC. Both Ford and Volvo launched full ISA systems last year that automatically limit the speed to the local limit using speed sign recognition and GPS data. Ford’s Galaxy and S-Max and Volvo’s XC90 offer the system as standard. But according to […]

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