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Effects of an active accelerator pedal on driver behaviour and traffic safety after long-term use in urban areas

Varhelyi, Andras LU ; Hjälmdahl, Magnus LU ; Hydén, Christer LU and Draskoczy, Magdolna (2004) In Accident Analysis and Prevention 36. p.729-737
Abstract
The long-term effects of the active accelerator pedal were evaluated in the city of Lund in 2000 and 2001. The system, installed in 284 vehicles, produced a counterforce in the accelerator pedal at the speed limit. It could, however be overridden by pressing the accelerator pedal harder. The results showed that test drivers’ compliance with the speed limits improved considerably. Reduction in average speeds and less speed variation by the test vehicles indicate a great traffic-safety potential. Travel times were unaffected, while emission volumes decreased significantly.
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active accelerator pedal, long-term effects, driver behaviour, speed, emissions
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Accident Analysis and Prevention
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36
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729 - 737
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Elsevier
external identifiers
  • wos:000222426800004
  • pmid:15203350
  • scopus:2942517749
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1879-2057
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10.1016/j.aap.2003.06.001
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English
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  author       = {Varhelyi, Andras and Hjälmdahl, Magnus and Hydén, Christer and Draskoczy, Magdolna},
  issn         = {1879-2057},
  keyword      = {active accelerator pedal,long-term effects,driver behaviour,speed,emissions},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {729--737},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Accident Analysis and Prevention},
  title        = {Effects of an active accelerator pedal on driver behaviour and traffic safety after long-term use in urban areas},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2003.06.001},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2004},
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