Evaluation of a DGPS Driver Assistive System for Snowplows and Emergency Vehicles

In this study, snowplow operators drove driver assistive system (DAS) equipped truck on a test track in nighttime low visibility conditions, similar to what drivers might encounter during normal snowplow operations. It was hypothesized that driving in low visibility with the assistance of a head up display conformal imagery along with tactile and audio lateral warnings would show safer driving performance and be perceived safer. The experiment created a set of low visibility conditions in which to test the DAS lateral warning and vision augmentation technology. Overall results support the desired effects of the DAS on driving performance by decreasing crash potentiality, increasing the responsiveness of emergency vehicles to incidents, and increasing the speed at which snowplows can safely clear roads.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 257-272
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2005 11:38AM