USE OF ACCELERATION SIGNATURES
The lateral and longitudinal accelerations of a vehicle during a journey depend on the route, the presence of other vehicles, the behavior of the driver and perhaps other factors such as the type of vehicle and the weather. Nowadays, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to measure and record vehicle accelerations but little research seems to have been carried out to investigate whether such measurements can be put to good use. This paper describes a particular form of measurement of vehicle accelerations called "signatures" because they may characterize the behavior of individual drivers. Measurements of the signatures of a small number of drivers have been made by the British Government's Transport Research Laboratory - the results are outlined.
- First in a series on Management of Traffic Systems conducted by Alberto J. Santiago and Sam Yagar on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Washington, DC United States 20590
- ROBERTSON, D I
- Large Urban Systems. Proceedings of the Advanced Traffic Management Conference
- Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
- Date: 1993-10-3 to 1993-10-8
- Publication Date: 1993-10
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Behavior; Detectors; Drivers; Lateral acceleration; Vehicle tests
- Geographic Terms: England
- Old TRIS Terms: Acceleration detection; Vehicle acceleration tests
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I70: Traffic and Transport;
- Accession Number: 00662946
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM