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Effects of ACC and FCW on Speed, Fuel Consumption, and Driving Safety

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Executive Summary

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are widely expected to deliver a major contribution to the improvement of driving comfort as well as road safety. An insight into the benefits of ITS is an important ingredient in the deployment of ITS. Assessing these benefits is one of the research goals within the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. Field Operational Tests (FOT) has emerged as an important research methodology for assessing the impact of ITS on driver behavior and performance, traffic safety, traffic efficiency as well as the environment. Within the euroFOT project, a large scale field test that involves approximately 1000 instrumented vehicles on the road all over Europe the impact of eight selected ITS function is tested.

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