DRIVER-VEHICLE EFFECTIVENESS MODEL. VOLUME I: FINAL REPORT
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.
- See also Volume 2, PB-297645.
Honeywell, IncorporatedNE Ridgeway Parkway, Systems & Research Center, 2600
Minneapolis, MN USA 55413
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Wolf, J D
- Barrett, M F
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 195 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash severity; Digital simulation; Drivers; Measures of effectiveness; Monte Carlo method; Motor vehicles; Prevention; Safety; Safety equipment; Simulation; Software; Standards; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic simulation
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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