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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-035
Date: October 1998 - September 2003

Human Factors

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Young Drivers and Highway Design and Operations: Findings and Recommended Research

FHWA-RD-01-120

This document highlights the findings of a project designed to investigate the safety problems of young drivers in relation to highway design and operations. Understanding the influence of design and operations on the driving performance of young drivers would support the development of safety countermeasures. This document also provides recommendations for future research.

www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/01120.cfm

Technical Reports

An Investigation of Older Driver Freeway Needs and Capabilities (Summary Report)

FHWA-RD-98-162

This report identifies the problems older drivers experience on freeways and recommends further research to make freeway driving more compatible with the needs and capabilities of older drivers.

www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/98162.cfm

Development of Countermeasures for Driver Maneuver Errors

FHWA-RD-00-022

This report describes a project that studied misperceptions of the time available or time required for various driving maneuvers under a range of conditions. In the laboratory experiment, research participants viewed video scenes of a wide variety of situations. A parallel on-the-road experiment, using similar procedures and a subset of the laboratory situations, was used to validate the laboratory findings. The study found a general tendency for people to underestimate the time required to complete a maneuver.

www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/00022/index.cfm

Driving Performance After an Extended Period of Travel on an Automated Highway System

FHWA-RD-98-051

This report is part of a series exploring human factors issues related to automated highway systems. Its purpose is to determine whether driving performance is affected by extended travel under automated control at a velocity higher than the speed limit and closer to the vehicles ahead than usual.

www.ntis.gov, PB98-156904

Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians

FHWA-RD-01-051

This report presents updated guidelines and recommendations on accommodating older drivers and pedestrians. It incorporates new research findings, technical developments, and extensive feedback from State, county, and municipal engineers who reviewed and applied recommendations from the 1998 publication on the same topic.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/01051/index.cfm

Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians

FHWA-RD-01-103

This report provides an updated, revised, and expanded scope of the Older Driver Highway Design Handbook published by the Federal Highway Administration in 1998. The document incorporates new research findings and technical developments; extensive feedback from State, county, and municipal engineers who reviewed and applied recommendations from the earlier version of the handbook; and recommendations with supporting background material for roundabouts and highway-rail grade crossings, two elements not covered in the 1998 publication.

www.ntis.gov and http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/01103/index.cfm

Human Factors Design Guidelines For Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations

FHWA-RD-98-057

This handbook summarizes human engineering data, guidelines, and principles for use by creative designers, engineers, and human factors practitioners during the advanced traveler information systems design process.

Email: report.center@dot.gov

Identification and Evaluation of Driver Errors: Overview Recommendations

FHWA-RD-02-068

This report analyzes the development of driver error taxonomies, determination of the causes of the identified errors, and collection of data to support the use of these taxonomies in the study of incidents and crashes. It also presents recommendations for improving traffic control devices, roadway delineations, and crash reporting forms based on the study findings.

In-Vehicle Information Systems Behavioral Model and Design Support: Final Report

FHWA-RD-00-135

This report was produced as part of a contract to develop an in-vehicle information systems behavioral model and design support system. The final report describes the model, how it was developed, and its supporting research and rationale. The software program resulting from this effort will help designers develop in-vehicle information system user interfaces that demand less of the driver's attention.

www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/00135.cfm

In-Vehicle Information Systems Behavioral Model and Design Support: IVIS Demand Prototype Software User's Manual

FHWA-RD-00-136

This user's manual was produced as part of a contract to develop an in-vehicle information systems behavioral model and design support system. The manual describes the purpose of the model and how to use it to predict attention demand. The software program resulting from this effort will help designers develop in-vehicle information system user interfaces that demand less of the driver's attention.

www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/00136.cfm

Using an Automated Speed, Steering, and Gap Control System and a Collision Warning System When Driving in Clear Visibility and in Fog

FHWA-RD-98-050

This report analyzes the effect on driving performance of using a speed, steering, and gap control system and a collision warning system. The experiment was conducted in the Iowa Driving Simulator.

www.ntis.gov, PB2000-104191

 

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