Second-generation speed limit map updating applications: Functions and utilization

Nerius Tradisauskas, Niels Agerholm, Jens Juhl, Harry Lahrmann

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Intelligent Speed Adaptation is an Intelligent Transport System developed to significantly improve road safety in helping car drivers maintain appropriate driving behaviour. The system works in connection with the speed limits on the road network. It is thus essential to keep the speed limit map used in the Intelligent Speed Adaptation scheme updated. The traditional method of updating speed limit maps on the basis of long time interval observations needed to be replaced by a more efficient speed limit updating tool. In a Danish
Intelligent Speed Adaptation trial a web-based tool was therefore developed to give road authorities the opportunity to keep the speed limit map updated. However, the feedback from road authorities was insufficient. Hence a new web application based on Google Maps was made to provide easier speed limit updates for road authorities. The lessons learnt were that tools for map updating should preferably be made on the basis of a commercial map provider, 2
such as Google Maps and that the real challenge is to oblige road authorities to carry out updates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalITS World Congress
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventITS World Congress - keeping the Economy Moving - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


ConferenceITS World Congress - keeping the Economy Moving
CountryUnited States

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