EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS AND PSYCHOMETRIC TECHNIQUES FOR THE STUDY OF RIDE QUALITY

A major variable in both the cost of any new transportation system and rider acceptance of the system is the ride quality of its vehicles. At this time, there exists no set of objective criteria which would allow the transportation system designer to determine what level of ride quality would be considered acceptable by a wide variety of potential passengers. The purpose of the study was to establish statistically acceptable techniques for the development of methods for relating physical measures of vehicle vibration to passenger estimates of ride quality.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Human Sciences Research, Inc., McLean, Va. Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary, Office for Systems Development and Technology, Office of Systems Engineering, U.S. DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ensco, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  USA  22151

    Human Sciences Research Incorporated

    Westgate Industrial Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Havron, M D
    • Westin, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 301 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-76-54 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-864
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM