WIT Press


Transportation Safety Research Applications Utilizing High-fidelity Driving Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030201

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

737.28 kb

Author(s)

G.S. Watson, Y.E. Papelis & L.D. Chen

Abstract

Transportation safety research applications utilizing high-fidelity driving simulation G.S. Watson, Y.E. Papelis & L.D. Chen National Advanced Driving Simulator, The University of Iowa, USA Abstract According to U.S. government statistics, approximately 42,000 lives are lost annually in automobile accidents on U.S. highways. A large percentage of these accidents can be partially attributed to human error. Any technology that improves understanding of human driving performance can have a drastic effect on reducing fatahties and other ancillary societal costs. One technology with such potential is high-fidelity driving simulation. The US. Department of Transportation's National mghway Traffic Safety Administration constructed the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the highest fidelity ground vehicle simulator in the world, to investigate humamcentered issues as they relate to driving safety. The simulator's primary mission is to investigate causes of collisions, with the goal of reducing fatali

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