A prototype Driver Performance Measurement and Analysis System (DPMAS) has been developed for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This system includes a completely instrumented 1974 Chevrolet Impala capable of digitally recording, onboard, driver control and activity measures, vehicle motion variables, vehicle lane position, and driver psychophysiological measures. It also has a three-camera video system, including video tape, for recording the external visual scene and interior driver actions, and an electrohydraulic servo steering system for varying vehicle dynamics and steering ratio and applying external disturbances which force driver control. This prototype system is intended to provide a research and application tool to demonstrate contemporary instrumentation and data acquisition techniques and to permit the effective execution of varied experimental and application programs such as driver behavior in various control tasks, studies of driver/vehicle/environment interactions, driver training and education, driver licensing and proficiency testing, and experiments on driver impairment such as induced by alcohol, drugs, medicines, or other stressors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peters, R A
    • Blauvelt, A A
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-986 Final Rpt., STI-TM-1039-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-359-3-733
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM