CURVE NEGOTIATION PERFORMANCE IN A DRIVING SIMULATOR AS A FUNCTION OF CURVE GEOMETRY

Driver performance on curves was investigated using a driving simulator. Between-trial factors were blood alcohol content level and type of driving scenario; within-session factors were edgeline width, type of curve warning sign, and curve type. 12 men drove continuously for two hours on each of the three nights. Curve entry speed increased as radius of curvature increased. Lateral position error was greatest on the curve with the smallest radius and least on the curve with the shortest length. Heading error first increased then decreased as curve radius increased. Results are attributed to the absence of lateral acceleration cues in the driving simulator.

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    Butterworth Scientific Limited

    Journals Division, P.O. Box 63, Westbury House, Bury
    Guildford, Surrey  England  GU2 5BH
  • Authors:
    • Gawron, V J
    • RANNEY, T A
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00615169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM