Driving Performance Analysis of the ACAS FOT Data and Recommendations for a Driving Workload Manager

This report contains analyses of driving performance data from the Advanced Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Field Operational Test (FOT), with data from nearly 100 drivers and over 100,000 miles of driving. The analyses compared normal and distracted situations and determined thresholds that distinguish between maneuvering and non-maneuvering situations. Four questions were addressed: 1. How are measures of driver input (steering wheel angle, etc.) and vehicle output (heading, speed, etc.) distributed as a function of 4 road types [(a) ramps, (b) interstates and freeways, (c) arterials and minor arterials, and (d) collectors and local roads]? 2. What is the effect of the number of tasks on measures of driver performance as a function of road type? (The distributions for 0 and 1 tasks were similar. For 2 tasks, the range was sometimes 50% less.) 3. How well do linear thresholds distinguish between maneuvering and non-maneuvering situations, and what should those values be? (It varies with the threshold; sometimes the odds were 10:1. Other times they were 1:1.) 4. How effectively do steering and throttle entropy predict distracted and normal driving? (Only steering entropy showed any differences.)

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  • Authors:
    • Eoh, Hong
    • Green, Paul A
    • Schweitzer, Jason
    • Hegedus, Ed
  • Publication Date: 2006-12


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 126p

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  • Accession Number: 01149531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-2006-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 2010 2:05PM