SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF THE VISIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF PASSENGER CAR DRIVERS

The purpose of the study was to (1) review, critique and integrate previously developed models of passenger car driver field-of-view (FOV) requirements, and (2) develop and demonstrate a methodology for deriving visual requirements of such drivers. The latter task included FOV requirements and relevant target characteristics. The methodology used in the present study to derive FOV requirements involved the construction of scenarios for 5 specific driving situations and their subsequent analyses. The scenarios were developed by considering driving mode, situation, driver tasks (perceptual and cognitive), and accident and collision avoidance investigations. All studies were in agreement that, in considering all driving situations, a 360 degree FOV is required to observe all relevant targets. Conclusions and recommendations are presented, related to potential visibility systems design and future research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    Western Division, 115 South Oak
    Inglewood, CA  United States  90301

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BURGER, W J
    • Smith, R L
    • Quenn, J E
    • Slack, G B
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-290 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01202
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM