Date lodged: 5 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to research intelligent speed adaption on buses.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 October 2018
Scotland’s Road Safety Framework contains a commitment to promote the voluntary use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) – formerly known as Intelligent Speed Adaptation, which the Scottish Government is exploring. Requiring the use of ISA on all vehicle's would be a reserved matter, as it relates to the regulation of the construction and use of motor vehicles. The Scottish Government is keen to encourage and support the use of new safety technologies in motorised vehicles, such as ISA and is currently considering available evidence including the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) ISA on London buses report, commissioned by Transport for London.