SOME PROBLEMS IN THE DESIGN OF IMPROVED VEHICLE REARLIGHTING CONFIGURATIONS
Some problems are discussed which relate to the generalization and application of various experimental results concerning the design of improved rearlighting configurations. The conclusion is drawn that, in view of the great uncertainty that will remain about the positive effects expected from actually introducing an improved configuration, comparatively little benefit will be derived from experiments with complete configurations under realistic driving conditions. an approach is suggested whereby recommendations are based on an analysis of the driving task and available literature of a more general nature. Some examples are given of considerations to be allowed for in designing improved configurations.
- Presented at the Symposium on Psychological Aspects of Driver Behavior. Published in Volume 2, "Applied Research".
Road Safety Research FoundationP.O. Box 71, Deernsstraat 1
Voorburg 2110, Netherlands
- ROSZBACH, R
- Publication Date: 1971-8
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Driving; Rear lighting; Shape; Vehicle design; Vehicle lighting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Configuration; Driving conditions
- Old TRIS Terms: Rear lights
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00099324
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM