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TfL announce plans to use ISA across new London Buses during 2017.
As part of the campaign, Transport for London (TfL) has been championing technologies that can make our roads safer, with a major part of its strategy being a collaboration with Arriva-owned Zeta Automotive.
Last year it trialled a speed-limiting technology on 48 buses operating two TfL routes. The technology, called Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) and developed by Zeta at our Bicester site, works by pinpointing the location of a bus using GPS technology and limiting its maximum speed to the prevailing speed limit.
The findings of the trial are encouraging. Buses fitted with ISA remained within the speed limit 97-99% of the time. Speed limit breaches were almost certainly limited to downhill sections of the road. The outcome of the trial suggests that ISA can help safeguard against human error from drivers, thereby helping to save lives.
It’s no wonder that TfL recently announced plans to roll out ISA across new London buses by 2017.
But transport policies that put safety first should not be limited only to the capital. Arriva is already planning to work with authorities across its European operations to take ISA to an international market, but there is scope for other British metropolitan transport authorities to improve their safety record.
And as a further devolution is likely to take place over the next few years – Greater Manchester’s first mayoral election is expected to take place early next year – the collaboration of TfL, Arriva and Zeta in implementing ISA provides an excellent example of how innovative new technologies can be harnessed by operators and regional authorities to the benefit of the industry and the public.
Why choose the Zeta ISA?
TfL trialled and proven solution
Unobtrusive and quickly installed
Actively restricts speed to prevailing limit
GPS vehicle and mapping technology
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