PEER REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM. WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, DECEMBER 11-12, 1995

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prepared an Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Plan as part of the early planning for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) work within the Department of Transportation. Commercialization of effective collision avoidance systems, is one of the ultimate goals of the ITS program plan. To help achieve this goal, NHTSA established contracts to develop safety-based performance specification/guidelines for systems that would address four high-priority types of collision: rear-end collisions, collisions at intersections, single vehicle road departure collisions, and collisions associated with vehicles, pedestrians, or other objects in the driver's blindspot. The status of these projects was presented at a "peer review" workshop jointly sponsored by NHTSA and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. This was the third in a series of jointly sponsored workshops which have focused on the NHTSA collision avoidance activities and the safety benefits associated with collision avoidance systems. The workshop provided participants opportunities to review and comment on the NHTSA collision avoidance research program, as well as provide in-depth discussions of the first three programs via participation in breakout groups. Four specific questions posed to workshop attendees included: (a) Are the performance specifications on the "right track"?; (b) What experiences or lessons learned can be offered for incorporation into the NHTSA program?; (c) Will the eventual results from the NHTSA work be useful to system designers? If not, what would be useful?; and (d) What guidance can be provided on methodologies to estimate the benefits which would accrue to systems designed to meet the performance specifications? These proceedings summarize the workshop findings.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 134p

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  • Accession Number: 00728343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM