Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) is a vehicle safety feature. Building on traffic sign recognition technology, ISA informs drivers of the current speed limit and, when needed, acts as a speed limiter – automatically reducing a vehicle’s speed by limiting engine power. ISA is estimated to reduce accidents by 30% and deaths by 20%.
Vehicle safety around the world is measured by the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) ratings. In Europe, NCAP rewards vehicles with ISA better vehicle safety ratings. Upcoming EU legislation aims to make ISA mandatory for all new vehicles starting in 2022, and mandatory for all existing carlines per 2024. The legislation applies to all European cars, vans, trucks and buses (M and N categories). This makes it imperative for automakers to adopt new safety technologies. So, what are the options and how does it work?