THE INFLUENCE OF GLARE ON THE DETECTION OF HAZARDOUS OBJECTS IN AUTOMOBILE NIGHT DRIVING

L'INFLUENCE DE L'EBLOUISSEMENT SUR LA DETECTION D'OBJECTS DANGEREUX SEN CONDUITE NOCTURNE

This study consists of the visibility calculations for a series of automobile headlight experiments employing retractable detection targets under opposing glare. The present work is the natural continuation of the unopposed target experiments published earlier. With the addition of opposing glare, attention is directed to describing the glare levels, eye movements, and the spatial adaptation levels associated with the visual task. The transient adaptation states consisting of both dark-to-light and light-to-dark transitions are then determined. It is shown that one-to-one correspondence is possible between field detection trials and predictions based on laboratory visual potential. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautical Establishment, Canada

    Montreal Road
    Ottawagton, ONo K1A ORG,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • HUCULAK, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Mech Eng Rpt. MS-142
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM