STUDY OF THE HUMAN TRAIT OF MAINTAINING OF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN CARS

The stability of car-following was examined utilizing a newly developed recorder of the distance between cars. Eight college and graduate school students (7 men, 1 woman) participated in the experiment. At varying speeds, the drivers followed the lead car under the instructions of maintaining a 15 m distance between cars, maintaining this distance by counting 1 second, and then again maintaining the distance by counting the beats on a metronome set at 1-second intervals. Results showed the most stability of driving under the instruction of the metronome with 1-second intervals at various speeds. Similar results were achieved under the instructions of the metronome with 3-second intervals at various speeds. Introducing a device which provides a driver with an objective count seems to be effective in maintaining a stable distance between cars.

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    Kyushu Univ, Research Inst for Appl Mech

    87 Hakozaki Machi, Higashi-ku
    Fukuoka 812,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • MATSUKI, Y
    • SHIDOJI, K
    • Kitamura, F
    • MATSUNAGA, K
  • Publication Date: 1997

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00791438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2000 12:00AM