An Austrian national view of Intelligent Speed Adaption - the project RONCALLI

The project RONCALLI develops location-based and dynamic traffic safety information in real time for drivers.

In the course of RONCALLI, the “Intelligent Speed Adaptation - ISA” concept is first being tested in Austria in the Lower Austrian districts of Wien-Umgebung, Mödling and Baden. A satellite-based driver assistance system informs drivers of current speed limits and warns of speeding violations. The start of the test run started early 2004 in the City of Klosterneuburg and continued throughout the first half of 2005 in the town of Mödling.
In addition to ISA, the following safety-relevant services are developed in the framework of the RONCALLI project:

  • accident black spots
  • sensitive areas such as schools and kindergartens (when open)
  • problems with skid resistance and ruts (during wet road conditions)
  • ECO-driving: energy efficient driving = safe driving
  • Extended floating car data: collection and transmission of current traffic (safety) information, such as congestion or fog reports from drivers on the road
  • Priority information on complex road intersections
  • Connection information for public transport

GPRS-technology allows for the transmission of current position-dependent (safety) information and street data.

An electronic market place / clearing centre is developed for the management of multi-modal and highly dynamic traffic data between data suppliers and service providers and will be available beyond the project.

KfV leads the project section on “traffic safety”, including design and testing of the user interface (easily understandable and not distracting) and the preparation of accident data.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate technical feasibility (market place, service, test vehicles) and investigation into the acceptance of the new system with test drivers.

In addition to the KfV, the partners in RONCALLI are: Arsenal Research, Prisma Solutions, the Provincial Government of Lower Austria, the University of Agricultural Sciences – Institute for Traffic and Transport, the Fürböck driving school, Austrian Control Bank (Österreichische Kontrollbank), Traffic Association of the East Region (Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region), Österreichische Postbus AG, Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen), the Technical University of Munich, Civil Geometer STIX, and the City of Klosterneuburg.

The project cycle was officially started on 1st March 2003 and ran until April 2005. The project costs are approximately 2.5 million EUR, from which half is supported through the Austrian Federal Ministry for Traffic and Transport.

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