OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE MANEUVERS IN AN AUTOMOBILE SIMULATOR
The study was conducted to determine the strategy subjects use to avoid a rock in the middle of their lane with a preview distance of 49 m at 89 km/h. In a driving simulator the authors observed subjects' performance in an unalerted situation (one trial per subject), and changes in their behavior over repeated (alerted) trials. There were 12 subjects divided equally by sex and age (younger, middle-aged, and older). For the unalerted trial, eight subjects steered only, three subjects braked and steered, and one subject braked only. Five subjects avoided hitting the rock, all by steering only. Sex of the subject did not affect strategy; however, younger subjects steered more than older subjects.
- See also PB95-148177. Sponsored by Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109-2150
- Adams, L D
- Flannagan, M J
- Sivak, M
- Publication Date: 1995-4
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Crash avoidance systems; Drivers; Driving simulators; Obstructions (Navigation); Proximity detectors; Reaction time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver age
- Old TRIS Terms: Driver reaction distance; Obstacle avoidance
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00719088
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-95-3,, HS-042 252
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1996 12:00AM