Case studies

Technological innovation is the path that allows increasing higher safety and environmental protection standards to be achieved. The Tutor system has greatly contributed to reducing the accident rate and CO2 emissions.
The Tutor is the first systemthat allows the average speed of vehicles on variable-length highway stretches to be detected. Traffic monitoring is possible thanks to technology and processes developed and fine tuned by Autostrade per l'Italia: a series of cameras, applied to portals suspended over the carriageway and activated on the passing of cars by sensors placed under the road surface, collect data, which is then processed electronically.

Designed to prevent, not to penalise

The Tutor is a prevention tool: its ultimate aim is promote a safe driving style among motorists. The penalty for violations of the Italian Highway Code is secondary to the monitoring activity carried out by the system, as demonstrated by the improvement of the accident rates on stretches with a Tutor system in place.
In particular, stretches with a Tutor system, recorded:

  • a significantly reduced peak speed (-25%) and average speed (-15%);
  • a reduced mortality rate (-51%);
  • a reduced accident rate with injuries (-27%);
  • a reduced accident rate (-19%).

The driving style encouraged by the Tutor (constant speed and regular course), also determines a reduced weight of highway traffic in the environment with reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

Useful just where you need it

Not all highway stretches are monitored by the Tutor. The desire to use the system as a tool for preventing and promoting responsible behaviour at the wheel has led Autostrade per l'Italia to install the system in those stretches with higher than average mortality rate. The Tutor system is currently operational on 2,500 km of Autostrade per l'Italia carriageways and, given the resounding success, is now also being used outside the network managed by the Group.