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.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Mortimer, R G
- Sturgis, S P
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 171 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Car following; Color; Color codes; Driving simulators; Evaluation; Human factors engineering; Indicators (Instruments); Lighting equipment; Motor vehicles; Performance; Rear lighting; Road tests; Signal lights; Signaling; Simulation; Traffic safety; Training simulators; Vehicle lighting; Visibility; Warning devices; Warning signals
- Old TRIS Terms: Rear lights
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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