PERCEIVED IMPORTANCE OF ZONES SURROUNDING A VEHICLE AND LEARNING TO USE A CONVEX MIRROR EFFECTIVELY
The study investigated the effects of training on judgments of vehicle distances and speeds as viewed through a 50-inch convex mirror. Subjects varying in age and driving experience were given 192 trials over four test sessions. In general, all groups showed substantial learning over test sessions and within-group variability also decreased markedly. The most superior performing group, one having several years of convex mirror usage, produced more accurate judgments than a control group which viewed the vehicle images on plane mirrors.
Vector General, Incorporated21300 Oxnard Street
Woodward Hills, CA USA 91364
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Smith, R L
- Bardales, M C
- BURGER, W J
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 107 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Automobiles; Convex mirrors; Decision making; Depth perception; Distance perception; Driver training; Drivers; Judgment (Human characteristics); Learning; Mirrors; Motor vehicles; Performance evaluations; Specialized training; Speed; Traffic speed; Utilization; Visual perception
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver age; Space perception
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00190987
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-713 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01791
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM