VEHICLE HANDLING AND HIGHWAY DESIGN

THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES SEVERAL RESEARCH REPORTS AND ESTABLISHES THE FOLLOWING WAYS OF STUDYING THE RELATION BETWEEN ROAD DESIGN AND VEHICLE HANDLING: 1 - MULTIVARIABLE TESTS AND SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF AS MANY DESIGN ELEMENTS AND BEHAVIORAL FEATURES AS POSSIBLE; 2 - STUDY OF ISOLATED HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMULTANEOUS VARIATION OF THE STRUCTURAL ENVIRONMENT; 3 - RECORDING OF THE PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS OF DRIVERS TRAVELLING OVER DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF ROAD, AND DRAWING OF INDIRECT CONCLUSIONS ON MENTAL LOAD OR COMFORT FELT BY THE DRIVER IN RELATION TO THE DESIGN OF THE ROAD; 4 - BEFORE AND AFTER STUDIES AT ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS, CONCLUSIONS BEING DRAWN FROM THE ACCIDENT AS TO HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Z. F. Verk-recht /Austria

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  • Authors:
    • BIEHL, B
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 61-3
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM