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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    6755 Elkridge Landing Road
    Linthicum, MD  USA  21090
  • Authors:
    • Satrun, E A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM