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Will Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) live up to its promise?

31 May 2022

This summer, new models of car, van, bus and lorry that come on to the EU market must be fitted, as standard, with a range of new safety technologies. But Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), one of the most promising of these new features in terms of road safety, could fail to bring the hoped-for benefits. in an opinion piece  Graziella Jost from ETSC asks - What happened?

ISA, as it was originally envisaged, is a fantastic life-saving system.  Using sign-reading cameras and digital maps of speed limit data, the car can cut engine torque automatically to keep the vehicle within the current speed limit.  Speed is such an important factor in road deaths that this technology alone, if it were fitted to all cars on the road in this form, could cut deaths by 20 percent

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