Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology on London Buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0335
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide an update on plans to trial Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology on buses in London (Action 7 of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan)? Please can you tell me when will the trial start, for how long it will last and, presuming it's a success, what plans (including timescales) are there for its roll out across the bus fleet?

Answer

Answer for Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology on London Buses

Answer for Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology on London Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A commitment to trial Intelligent Speed Adaption (ISA) technology on London buses was included in the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and the new updated Cycle Safety Action Plan, both published in 2014. This trial will take place during summer 2015 and aims to assess the potential role of this technology on buses.

TfL is currently in the planning stages of the ISA trial. A key consideration is determining the time period required to provide sufficient data to effectively evaluate the ISA technology and its suitability on London buses.

The findings from the trial will determine whether a potential roll out would be effective in reducing casualties, provide value for money and help realise my vision for an ever more efficient, safe transport system for London.