EVALUATIONS OF AUTOMOBILE REAR LIGHTING AND SIGNALING SYSTEMS IN DRIVING SIMULATOR AND ROAD TESTS

Simulator studies were made to evaluate a number of conventional and experimental vehicle rear lighting systems. In normal car-following conditions a number of experimental rear lighting systems, using functionally separated signal lamps or color coding provided better performance in signal identification. Some of the results were confirmed in a road test. There were no stable differences in car-following performance measures between systems in the simulator.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mortimer, R G
    • Sturgis, S P
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-HE-74-24 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-3-723
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM