STUDIES IN MOTOR VEHICLE REAR VISION: II. EVALUATION OF INNOVATIONS IN PASSENGER CAR AND TRUCK REAR VIEW SYSTEMS

Twelve innovative and one conventional passenger vehicle rear vision systems and three innovative truck rear vision systems were evaluated using driver information gathering behavior as the primary criterion measure. Systems were evaluated under actual on-the-road conditions, in freeway and city street environments, both day and night. In addition two ESV-mounted periscope systems were evaluated under simulated roadway conditions. Estimates of rear vision area criticality were derived using subjective judgment scaling techniques. Specific design factors, e.g., display location, multiple vantage points, minification are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    Western Division, 115 South Oak
    Inglewood, CA  USA  90301

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • BURGER, W J
    • Beggs, J D
    • Smith, R L
    • Wulfeck, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 237 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-099-2-422, DOT-HS-099-3-673
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM