DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES AND DATA FOR EVALUATING RIDE QUALITY. VOLUME III. GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RIDE QUALITY MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Ride-quality models for city buses and intercity trains are presented and discussed in terms of their ability to predict passenger comfort and ride acceptability. The report, the last of three volumes, contains procedural guidelines to be employed by transportation specialists in developing ride-quality models and in using them to evaluate passenger comfort in existing or future systems. Specific guidelines are provided for: (1) collecting vehicle-motion and passenger-comfort data in the field; (2) generating ride-quality models based on these data; (3) validating models against data from passengers on scheduled services; (4) using models to evaluate or predict vehicle ride quality; and (5) specifying ride characteristics for new vehicles.
- See also Volume 1, PB-282326.
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- PEPLER, R D
- Vallerie, L L
- JACOBSON, I D
- Barber, R W
- Richards, L G
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance; Buses; Comfort; Data collection; Forecasting; Guidelines; High speed rail; Human factors; Mathematical models; Passenger comfort; Passenger vehicles; Railroad cars; Railroad trains; Ride quality; Riding qualities; Surveys
- Uncontrolled Terms: Acceptability
- Subject Areas: Highways; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00180805
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ED-77-1(III) Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-RSPD-77-1-III
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1090-3
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM