COLLISION AVOIDANCE RADAR BRAKING SYSTEMS INVESTIGATION. PHASE II STUDY. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT
A computer simulation program was employed to evaluate the system cost-effectiveness of 36 automatic/ radar brake system configurations. The effects of changing system design parameters and operational differences within each system were examined. 1973 traffic accident data sources representing six states and six counties were selected to provide the largest practical data base and to reduce biases due to geographic, economic and reporting agency influences. System evaluation was made in a comparative form to show the estimated values to society over the lifetime of the vehicle and benefits were estimated in reduction of fatalities, injuries, and property damage. The study results indicate that an automatic/noncooperative radar brake system can be designed which could effectively suppress the false alarms due to non-hazardous targets and still be cost-effective in reducing motor traffic accidents.
- See also PB-258 174.
Bendix Research Laboratories2800 Ten and One-Half Mile Road
Southfield, MI United States 48076
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Wong, R E
- Faris, W R
- Grierson, W O
- Troll, W C
- Powell, Y M
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 187 p.
- TRT Terms: Antennas; Automatic control; Automobiles; Braking; Cost effectiveness; Crash avoidance systems; Crashes; Data collection; Databases; Dynamic braking; Feasibility analysis; Prevention; Radar; Radar devices; Safety; Simulation; Systems engineering; Traffic crashes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00143998
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RLD-8035-Vol-2 Final Rpt., HS-802 020
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00913
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM