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Making Driving Simulators More Useful for Behavioral Research

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0067
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2009
End Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Driving Simulation; Human Factors; Safety; Research; Driving Simulators; Highways
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Research, Safety and Human Factors

Contact Information

First Name: 
Brian
Last Name: 
Philips
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3468
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

Project Description: 

Conduct experiments across multiple high-fidelity driving simulators (with partners) and compare outcomes to existing field data and to each other. The goal is to then develop a set of mathematical transformations that will allow scientists and engineers to better predict the behavior of drivers in real environments based on the results of experiments conducted in driving simulators.

Goals

Conduct experiments across multiple high-fidelity driving simulators (with partners) and compare outcomes to existing field data and to each other. The goal is then to develop a set of mathematical transformations that will allow scientists and engineers to better predict the behavior of drivers in real environments based on the results of experiments conducted in driving simulators.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Making Driving Simulators More Useful for Behavioral Research Final Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
A preliminary set of mathematical transformations that will allow scientists and engineers to better estimate their simulator-based effects as applied to real roadway use. These transformations will be of two kinds: those that are generally applicable across a wide variety of simulators and those that represent correction factors that need to be applied for a particular type of simulator.