Tractor-Trailer Simulation and the Assessment of Training Scenarios for City-Driving: Skill Building in the Area of Left and Right Turn

A simulated inner-city training scenario was found to increase skills in the area of turning when compared with a simulated off-track scenario. To answer this question, two groups of ten participants (5 women and 5 men) were tested using three scripted scenarios focusing on left and right turns. The first training scenario (control group) is an off-track training scenario, which consists of a large asphalt lot and the use of orange cones; the second training scenario (experimental group) is an inner-city training scenario without the presence of vehicular traffic; and the third scenario (test scenario) is an inner-city scenario with the presence of vehicular traffic. A subject matter expert, who is also a former driver and trainer, evaluated and scored all participants on four critical turns (2 left and 2 rights). The apparatus used for this study was the V-sim non-motion simulator from General Electric (GE). A 2 x 4 factorial analysis was utilized to examine conditional differences as well as gender differences.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Advanced Driving Simulator

    University of Iowa, 2401 Oakdale Boulevard
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Authors:
    • Whitmire II, James D
    • Tarr, Ron
    • Allen, Talleah L
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Driving Simulation Conference, North America 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2009 2:21PM