Basis of Design for Advanced Crash-Avoidance Technology Test Course

The primary objective of the work described in this report was to determine the facility design characteristics for an advanced crash-avoidance technology test course including feasibility, estimated costs, and an implementation plan. In recent years, light- and heavy-vehicle manufacturers have introduced as original equipment manufacturers (OEM) equipment technologies that can warn/mitigate/prevent crashes. These technologies have the potential to save lives, prevent injuries, and provide safety benefits to the public. Objective test procedures for these emerging technologies should be developed using test facilities, motion systems, and targets that can simulate a real-world environment and not interfere with vehicle sensing technologies. Effective evaluation of emerging technologies should be performed on facilities where researchers can safely and efficiently develop and conduct tests for light and heavy vehicles. These facilities would allow for research activities and unbiased assessment of advanced vehicle technologies. The content of this report was developed through a review of literature relating to vehicle crash statistics, existing and emerging test procedures for advanced crash-avoidance technology, and through a review of tests performed using existing facilities. The resulting test course includes prototypes for straight parallel lanes, intersecting lanes, and curved parallel lanes.  


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 988
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 12:21PM