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Connected Technology improves Safety

22 July 2021

In the 20th century, road safety performance was the result of interactions between:

driver behaviour (training, impairment, distractions etc.);

vehicles (type, primary and secondary safety features etc.);

physical infrastructure (road type, junction design, barriers, signs etc.).

The growth of mobile and vehicle-based computing technologies and telecommunications networks in the 21st century has seen the emergence of a fourth contributor – that of communications technologies.

RoadSafe has convened an expert group on this topic involving representatives from Agilysis, Bosch, Geotab, Highways England, Reed Mobility, the Road Safety Foundation and TRL with a focus on how the exchange of data between drivers, vehicles and infrastructure enables new ways to support safe, efficient and sustainable driving over the coming decade.

Our shared view is that technology and connectivity could help turn the tide on stagnated safety performance, capitalising on the UK’s position as a global leader in road safety, connected and automated vehicles and associated technologies.

Our Position paper is here

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