Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) Countermeasures for Rear-End Collisions is a four year (program inception May 1993) multi-phase program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of Crash Avoidance Research, and performed by Frontier Engineering, Inc. The primary objective is to develop practical performance specifications for forward looking (rear-end) vehicular collision avoidance systems. To develop the performance specifications, the following steps will be taken: (Phase I) Initial Work (complete) - analyze the rear-end crash problem and identify opportunities to intervene, establish a set of functional goals, perform hardware testing of existing systems, and develop preliminary performance specifications; (Phase II) Understand the State of the Art (in process) - review all relevant technologies and develop countermeasures test bed system; and (Phase III) Test and Report - construct the test bed system, conduct testing, and publish performance specifications. This paper provides an overview of accomplishments to date and discusses the requirements of a Driver Warning System (DWS), driver interface development, mathematical modeling and simulation development, and specification development.


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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-26

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  • Accession Number: 00728346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM