ANALYSIS OF DRIVER CONTROL MOVEMENTS ON A LIMITED - ACCESS DIVIDED HIGHWAY

This report presents an analysis of basic control movements (steering wheel, accelerator pedal and brake) obtained in approximately 5,500 miles driving on a limited-access divided highway, using fourteen volunteer subjects (ten men and four women). It is shown that the frequency and magnitude of steering wheel movements (reversals) are dependent upon vehicle speed and traffic density. The increase in frequency of small magnitude reversals with increasing vehicle speed and/or traffic density reflects the greater task difficulty imposed upon the driver in these conditions. The principal uses of basic control movement data of the nature described in this report are in the assessment of differences in behaviour in a given set of circumstances, and the determination of task difficulty. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0R6
  • Authors:
    • Swell, R T
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.
  • Serial:
    • Materials
    • Publisher: Ministerio Obras Publicas, Spain

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS-136 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM