HUNDRED EXPERTS FILL FIVE SESSIONS AT BOARD'S HUMAN FACTORS WORKSHOP

AT THE SESSION ON THE ROLE OF VISION IN DRIVING, VISUAL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED BY THE DRIVING TASK, VISION TESTS FOR LICENSING, EYE-MOVEMENT RESEARCH, AND REAR VISION STANDARDS WERE DISCUSSED AND RECOMMENDATIONS MADE. AT THE SESSION OF DRIVER COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS, SIGNALING TO THE FOLLOWING CAR AND ADVISORY INFORMATION ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS WERE EMPHASIZED. A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONS TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION AND ELIMINATE NOISE WERE MADE. THE SESSION ON DRIVER PERFORMANCE PREDICTION CENTERED ON THE ISOLATION OF SIGNIFICANT VARIABLES. LICENSING AS A RISK WARNING PROCEDURE WAS DISCUSSED. THE SESSION ON DRIVER PERFORMANCE AT THE FREEWAY INTERCHANGE DEALT WITH THE PROBLEM OF ERRATIC MANEUVERS. IN THE DISCUSSION OF DESIGN TO SATISFY DRIVER INFORMATION NEEDS, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE NOW AVAILABLE WAS BEING INSUFFICIENTLY EXPLOITED. THE SESSION ON THE ROLE OF DRIVING SIMULATORS IN IMPROVING HIGHWAY OPERATIONS CENTERED ON THE PROBLEM OF FIDELITY IN REPRODUCING TRAFFIC SITUATIONS. UPGRADING, RATHER THAN NEW FACILITIES, WAS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE LICENSING, TRAINING AND REGULATION OF COMMERCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS.

  • Authors:
    • Parson, H M
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00243119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1972 12:00AM