HUMAN FACTORS EVALUATION OF HEADLIGHT SWITCHING SYSTEMS

A search for methods of switching a proposed three beam headlight system led to the evaluation of 41 possible schemes. Human factors criteria reduced the original 41 to three systems. Recordings of practice trials, learning trials, and the responses to visual cues projected on a screen were analyzed. The same test procedure was also used to compare three alternative ways of switching conventional two beam headlight systems. Summary data is presented for the six systems tested grouped by test subject age, sex, and driving experience. /GMRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Automobile Engineering Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 21-25 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Middendorf, L
    • Dineen, P W
    • Habsburg, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740998
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM