DRIVING SIMULATORS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES /IN GERMAN/

THE RESEARCH POSSIBILITIES OF DRIVING SIMULATORS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY PURPOSES ARE REVIEWED. SOME OF THE DRIVING RESEARCH STUDIES DONE BY MEANS OF SIMULATORS ARE CONSIDERED: LEARNING, PERCEPTION, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, ALERTNESS, AND FATIGUE. THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SIMULATED AND REAL ROAD SITUATIONS, AS WELL AS THE STRATEGY INVOLVED IN SELECTING FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES, ARE DISCUSSED. THE MOST IMPORTANT SIMULATORS FROM U. S. A., SWEDEN, FINLAND AND JAPAN ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH DONE BY MEANS OF SIMULATORS ARE STILL NOT AS SIGNIFICANT AS ONE MIGHT EXPECT AFTER REVIEWING THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF SIMULATORS. MOST RESEARCH IS NOT PERFORMED USING VERY SOPHISTICATED SIMULATORS; RATHER SIMPLE DEVICES ARE UTILIZED. THE RESULTS OF MEASUREMENTS OF STEERING MOVEMENTS AND PRESSURE ON PEDALS ARE OF LITTLE VALUE. SURPRISINGY LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE AS REGARDS BEHAVIOR IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR BUILDING A SIMULATOR. THIS SORT OF RESEARCH IS VERY DESIRABLE. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Safety Board /Austria

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  • Authors:
    • Hoskovec, J
    • BIEHL, B
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-88
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM