EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION PREDICTING VISIBILITY DISTANCES PROVIDED BY MOTORCYCLE
This study was conducted using only a target identification task to determine target identification distances for five motorcycle headlamp beams. They consisted of a typical Japanese symmetrical low beam, a European asymmetrical low beam, a U.S. asymmetrical low beam, and two high beams. The five subjects identified one of the same targets as was used in the prior study. The same simulation program was then used to predict the target identification distances. There were significant differences in mean target identification distances due to the beams and target positions. The simulation program was found to closely predict the low beam visibility distances. For the high beams, however, the simulation overestimated the visibility distances.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation6755 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD United States 21090
- Satrun, E A
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Distance; Evaluation; Forecasting; High beamed headlamps; Motorcycles; Simulation; Traffic safety; Visibility
- Old TRIS Terms: High beamed headlights
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00323135
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM