TRANSFER EFPECTIVENESS OF A DRIVING SIMULATOR

Forty student drivers received various amounts of driving simulator and film-only pretraining to determine the transfer effectiveness of openloop simulation using passive instructors in a driver education program. To measure the effects of previous driving experience, the simulator performance of eight licensed drivers was compared to the student drivers. Early in simulation, licensed drivers exhibited reliably better steering performance than the six-hour simulation pretraining students, but the reverse was true late in simulation. Six hours of pretraining yielded significantly better transfer in terms of overal automobile driving performance on a McGlade Road Test than three hours of pretraining regardless of whether the pretraining included instructional films alone or films used in conjunction with simulators.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Baron, M L
    • WILLIGES, R C
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: p. 71-80
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM