THE EFFECT OF ADVERSE VISIBILITY ON DRIVER STEERING PERFORMANCE IN AN AUTOMOBILE SIMULATOR

This paper describes a simulation experiment in which driver behavior and driver/vehicle system performance were measured over a range of visibility and configuration parameter variations. Driver dynamic response and noise (remnant) were reliably affected by variations in visibility and configuration. These effects were also reflected in system performance measures such as lane deviations. The results suggest minimum preceptual (visibility) requirements for the driver to maintain adequate steering control of a car under reduced visibility conditions. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Allen, R W
    • McRuer, D T
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770239
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM