DRIVER FACTORS AND DRIVER MODELING AS THEY RELATE TO VEHICLE HANDLING RESEARCH

Driver factors and models which relate to control of the vehicle along the roadway are considered. The point of view taken combines that of the psychologist and the engineer, with the models discussed emphasizing the latter in order to obtain operational descriptions and quantitative measures of driver/vehicle response and performance. Handling situations of interest include both the nominal and emergencies. These can involve discrete events and maneuvers as well as on-the-average behavior, and the corresponding control modes are a combination of open-loop and closed-loop operation. Important parameters can be classed according to vehicle properties, task variables, and driver-centered variables. The status and nature of pertinent driver models are reviewed, and their applicability is noted. Although the paper gives a broad brush treatment in general, specific applications of driver modeling to aerodynamic disturbance regulation and trailer towing are given. Example full scale data correlates are shown.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium, Washington, D.C., May 30-31, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250
  • Authors:
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-820-306
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM