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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
TRT Terms: 
Driving Simulation; Human Factors; Safety; Research; Driving Simulators; Highways
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety
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 Abstract: 

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