The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has a vision called Vision Zero. Vision Zero is an image of a time in the future when nobody will be killed or seriously injured in road accidents. The use of “new” technology is essential in order to achieve further progress in work towards Vision Zero.
The project focuses on measures and solutions to achieve better road safety, the environment, and more effective use of the road network. Measures that address the entire traffic system, including the road, the vehicle and the road user are used. Increasing knowledge about the use of new technology and its effects on the traffic system is of general interest, with particular emphasis on HMI (Human–Machine Interface).
A pilot study in 2006 comprised:
- Demonstration vehicles
- ISA (Intelligent Speed Adaption) / Speed Alert based on the “National Road Databank”
- CALM (Continuous Air interface, Long and Medium-range) communications
- Tests in a driving simulator.
The project’s next phase is to establish a test site for new technology and ITS in the city of Trondheim. The test site will be based on the main road network in the city, and encompass both streets in the city centre, local roads and thoroughfares. The test site will continue as a permanent activity at the end of the project.
During the project studies of drivers behavior on simulator and testing of equipment and concepts. Testing has taken place both in the simulator and in a demonstration road network in Trondheim.
The project promoted socially beneficial use of ITS in road traffic in order to achieve more efficient, safe and environmentally friendly utilisation of available road networks for the benefit of all road users.
More over a Data Basis of dynamic data was developed to offer an optimal data basis for a wide variety of ITS systems.
In the framework of the project also ITS systems were tested and evaluated to achieve solutions that contribute to capacity utilisation, traffic safety and a better environment.
Implementation of ITS for better and safer use of transport.
Enhancing transport safety.