Road safety

Cover of Automatic Crash Notification Devices
Automatic Crash Notification Devices
  • Publication no: AP-R253-04
  • ISBN: 0 85588 706 0
  • Published: 1 June 2004
It is almost 10 years since ACN systems started to appear in vehicles in the United States and Japan. Studies of established and pilot systems have shown the benefits that can be derived from their use. However, the uptake of such systems has been slow, and they have only started to appear in Australian vehicles in recent months. The opportunity exists for Australia to learn from overseas experience in the operation of such systems, and to provide a uniform and efficient infrastructure giving consistent operation across the nation. The opportunity also exists to encourage the provision of ACN features whenever premium accessories such as satellite-based navigation and vehicle tracking are fitted.
  • AUTOMATIC CRASH NOTIFICATION DEVICES
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. SUPPORTING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
  • 3. EXISTING ACN SYSTEMS
  • 4. EXTENT OF CURRENT ACN DEPLOYMENT
  • 5. SPECIAL CASES FOR ACN USE
  • 6. COVERAGE POTENTIAL OF CURRENT ACN TECHNOLOGY
  • 7. DATA TRANSMISSION BY ACN SYSTEMS
  • 8. ROBUSTNESS OF IN-VEHICLE COMPONENTS
  • 9. COSTS OF ACN SYSTEMS
  • 10. INJURY SEVERITY ESTIMATES
  • 11. LIFE-SAVING AND TRAUMA REDUCTION POTENTIAL
  • 12. ACN INTRODUCTION METHODS
  • 13. LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
  • 14. GLOBAL STANDARDS
  • 15. AUSTRALIAN PROTOCOLS FOR AUTOMATIC CRASH NOTIFICATION
  • 16. CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX 1: Telstra Mobilenet GSM Coverage
  • APPENDIX 2: Telstra Mobilenet CDMA Coverage
  • APPENDIX 3: Proposed CDMA Coverage
  • REFERENCES
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL