FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION TO PREDICT THE VISIBILITY DISTANCE PROVIDED BY HEADLAMP BEAMS

This report describes some extensions to a computer simulation program for the evaluation of headlamp beams in terms of visibility and glare of drivers. In particular the effects of glare of headlamps reflected in rearview mirrors, horizontal and vertical road curvature, and a glare discomfort index are incorporated. Those capabilities are illustrated. A listing of the program and a manual discribing its use are included as appendices.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Becker, J M
    • Mortimer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-26

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-HF-74-26 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: UM7204-C128
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM