EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFICIENCY OF DRIVING AIDS. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

The aim of this study was to attempt an evaluation of 14 driving aids specially designed to improve safety. The question asked was the following: would the accident have taken place if any of the parties involved had had one of the aids which we are describing at his disposal? To answer, we used 350 accident police reports, referring to results obtained already from files of the in-depth accident studies. By appropriate statistical means (correspondence analyses), we specified the efficiency of each driving aid, in each situation and condition, etc..., in order to determine what is globally at stake, but also to get an idea of more precise targets, that is driving aids particularly fitted to specific problems. A typology of accidents, drivers' needs and efficient aids is analysed. Conclusions are drawn about devices that appear the most promising.

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    • The Conference was sponsored jointly by IEEE , the Vehicular Technology Society, Toronto Chapter of IEEE, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Transport Canada.
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  • Authors:
    • Fontaine, H
    • MALATERRE, G
    • VAN ELSLANDE, P
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 454-459

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  • Accession Number: 00611386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM