The Driver-Vehicle Effectiveness Model (DRIVEM) is a Monte Carlo simulation model intended for use by NHTSA to evaluate alternative vehicle subsystems or effects of legislative actions proposed to reduce the probability and severity of highway traffic accidents. This report describes work completed in DRIVEM Program phases II and III to refine and expand the model and implement model software on a NHTSA-designated computer facility. Candidate DRIVEM applications were structured around subjects of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); in particular, the 100 series (pre-crash) standards. Eleven scenarios representing potential accident situations to be simulated were developed based on review of accident literature and the relevance of these situations to DRIVEM applications was evaluated. Work on the model development task was concentrated in component areas of driver modeling and vehicle modeling. The DRIVEM digital program was implemented in Fortran and demonstrated in a sample application to illustrate user procedures involved in a typical problem situation. Three primary activities were recommended to improve and verify the predictive capability of DRIVEM and its utility in applications of interest to NHTSA.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-297645.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Honeywell, Incorporated

    NE Ridgeway Parkway, Systems & Research Center, 2600
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55413

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wolf, J D
    • Barrett, M F
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: 195 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78SRC113 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-804-337
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01319
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM