AN INSTRUMENTED VEHICLE FOR STUDIES OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR

An instrumented car is described in detail which enables sensing and real-time recording of a driver's physiological characteristics (galvanic skin response, heart rate, and muscle activity), his steering and braking, vehicle response (speed, distance travelled and triaxial acceleration), and traffic events as coded by an observer in the car. The techniques are described whereby the analog transducer signals are digitized, recorded, and processed for analysis. Illustrative data are presented for the average responses of sixty drivers on a test road 6 km long. /Author/

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    • Sponsored by the Swedish Board for Technical Development and by the Transport Research Delegation, Sweden.
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • HELANDER, M
    • Hagvall, B
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00148779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: NSF GI 38004, DA HC04-73-0032
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM