REVIEW OF AUTOMOBILE SIMULATOR RESEARCH

LITERATURE ON DRIVING SIMULATION WAS CRITICALLY EXAMINED FROM A NUMBER OF PERSPECTIVES. INFORMATION ON TYPE OF SIMULATION, VARIABLES MEASURED AND FIDELITY OF SIMULATION IS PRESENTED FOR SIMULATORS WITH INSIDE-OUT AND OUTSIDE-IN VISUAL DISPLAYS. A WIDE VARIETY FOCUS IS USUALLY ON FOUR TOPICS: THE EFFECT OF DRUGS UPON DRIVER PERFORMANCE; THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRIVER PERFORMANCE IN SIMULATED AND REAL WORLD SITUATIONS; COMPARISON OF DRIVERS WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS; AND DRIVER RESPONSE AS A FUNCTION OF EQUIPMENT. THE VARIABLES MEASURED BY DIFFERENT INVESTIGATORS DIFFER, AND THERE IS NO GENERALLY ACCEPTED MEASURING TECHNIQUE FOR ANY OF THE VARIABLES. THE SCIENTIFIC EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN SIMULATED AND REAL WORLD DRIVING IS A BASIC PROBLEM. THERE ARE METHODOLOGICAL, STATISTICAL, AND EMPIRICAL ISSUES WHICH PLACE IN QUESTION MANY DRIVER SIMULATION STUDIES. FUTURE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THE FIDELITY AND VALIDITY OF SIMULATION. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Psych Aspects of Driver Behavior /Neth

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  • Authors:
    • Barrett, G V
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM