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Publications and Articles

 

  1. Federal Highway Administration (2009). "Double Crossover Diamond Interchange," TechBrief, FHWA-HRT-09-054, October 2009. www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09054/index.cfm

  2. Public Roads (2013). "Why Drivers Do What They Do," Periodical, FHWA-HRT-13-002, January/February 2013. www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/13janfeb/03.cfm

  3. Federal Highway Administration (2013). "Traffic Control Device Conspicuity," TechBrief, FHWA-HRT-13-043, September 2013. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13043/index.cfm

  4. Federal Highway Administration (2013). "Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Human Factors Analysis ," Report, FHWA-HRT-13-045, October 2013. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13045/index.cfm

SIMULATION VIDEO

DIVERGING DIAMOND INTERCHANGE

  1. Diverging Diamond Interchange In-Vehicle View With Traffic
    This video shows a simulation of driving through a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) from a motorist’s perspective. NOTE: this animation is for illustrative purposes only. The Traffic Control Devices and geometric design details would differ for a completed DDI.

  2. Diverging Diamond Interchange In-Vehicle View With Traffic & Pedestrians
    This video shows a simulation of driving through a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) from a motorist’s perspective. It includes other motorists and pedestrians. NOTE: this animation is for illustrative purposes only. The Traffic Control Devices and geometric design details would differ for a completed DDI.

 

GENERAL SIMULATION

  1. Driving Safety Enhancements for Rural Curves at Night
    This video demonstrates the various topographical and roadway features in layers that are used when developing a drivable simulated environment. This scenario was used to examine the effects of varying countermeasures on driver behavior on rural roadways with horizontal and vertical curvature at night.

 

RESTRICTED CROSSOVER U-TURN (RCUT)

  1. Traditional Intersection Design Before RCUT:
    This video shows a simulation of a traditional major/minor roadway intersection with Two-Way Stop-Control (TWSC). The video also demonstrates the queuing effect that occurs on the minor roadway as motorists wait for the median to clear.

  2. RCUT-Ariel View of Operations:
    This video shows a simulation of the Restricted-Crossover U-Turn (RCUT) intersection design. It shows the relative ease of finding a gap to enter the intersection. NOTE: this animation is for illustrative purposes only. The Traffic Control Devices and geometric design details would differ for a completed intersection. The use of acceleration lanes is also recommended under certain traffic conditions.

  3. RCUT-In Vehicle Drive (with route signing):
    This video provides a simulated in-vehicle view of navigating through a Restricted-Crossover U-Turn (RCUT) intersection from a driver’s perspective when approaching from the minor roadway. Viewers will see route signs along the sides of major and minor roads, vehicle speed, and traffic from behind in the rear view and side view mirrors, which illustrates the multiple conflicts/challenges that a driver must face during acceleration, weaving, and deceleration. NOTE: this animation is for illustrative purposes only. The Traffic Control Devices and geometric design details would differ for a completed intersection. The use of acceleration lanes is also recommended under certain traffic conditions.

ROADWAY

  1. Bertola, M., & Balk, S. A., & Shurbutt, J (2012). Evaluating Driver Performance on Rural Two-Lane Horizontal Curved Roadways Using a Driving Simulator, Report No.FHWA-HRT-12-073, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/12073/index.cfm

  2. Campbell, J. L., Lichty, M. G., Brown, J. L., Richard, C. M., Graving, J. Graham, J., et al. (2012). Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems, Second Edition. (NCHRP Report 600). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1147630

  3. Granda, T. M., Davis, G. W., Molino, J. A., & Inman, V. W. (2011). The Use of a High-Fidelity Real-Time Driving Simulator for Geometric Design. In Fisher, D., Rizzo, M., Caird, J., & Lee, J. (Eds.), Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology (Chapter 34). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. http://www.crcpress.com/ecommerce_product/product_detail.jsf?isbn=9781420061000

  4. Molino, J. A., Katz, B. J., & Hermosillo, M. B., Dagnall, E.E., Kennedy, J.F., (2010). Simulator Evaluation of Low-Cost Safety Improvements on Rural, Two-Lane, Undivided Roads: Nighttime Delineation for Curves and Traffic Calming for Small Towns, Report No. FHWA-HRT-09-06, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09061/index.cfm

  5. Inman, V. W., Miller, S., Tackett, S. D., Molino, J. A., & Zineddin, A. Z. (2008). Exploration of Appropriate Intervals for Locating Speed Limit Signs. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.  http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=848539

INTERSECTION

  1.  Richard, C., & Lichty, M. (2013). Driver Expectations When Navigating Complex Interchanges, Report No. FHWA-HRT-13-048, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13048/index.cfm

  2. Fitzpatrick, K., Chrysler, S., Brewer, M., Nelson, A., & Iragavarapu, V. (2013). Simulator Study of Signs for a Complex Interchange and Complex Interchange Spreadsheet Tool, Report No. FHWA-HRT-13-047, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13047/index.cfm

  3. Zhang, W., Bared, J., & Jagannathan, R. (2012). They’re Small But Powerful, Report No. FHWA-HRT-13-001, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/13novdec/03.cfm

  4. Inman, V. W. (2010). Use of Limits Method to Characterize Individual Driver Responses to the Yellow Change Interval at Signalized Intersections. Transportation Research Record, 2185, 24-32 http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2185-04

  5.  Inman, V. W. (2010). An Evaluation of Signing for Three-Lane Roundabouts, Report No. FHWA-HRT-10-030, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/10030/index.cfm

  6. Inman, V. W., Davis, G. W (2009). Effects of In-Vehicle and Infrastructure-Based Collision Warnings at Signalized Intersections, Report No. FHWA-HRT-09-049, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09049/index.cfm

  7. Hughes, W., Jagannathan, R., Sengupta, D., & Hummer, J. (2009).  Alternative Intersections/Interchanges: Informational Report (AIIR), Report No. FHWA-HRT-09-060, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09060/

  8. Inman, V. W., & Philips, B. H. (2013). Traffic Control Device Conspicuity. Report No. FHWA-HRT-13-044. McLean, VA: Federal Highway Administration. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13044/index.cfm

  9.  Inman, V. W., Haas, R. P., Yang, C. Y. D. (2013). Restricted crossing u-turn intersection as a safety treatment on four-lane divided highways. Institute of Transportation of Engineers, 83(9), 29-35. http://www.ite.org/itejournal/librarysearch.cfm

TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

  1. Katz, B. J., Dagnall, E.E., O’Donnell, C., & Emo, A (2010). Design and Evaluation of Selected Symbol Signs Phase II, (TPF-5(065)), Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.pooledfund.org/Document/Download/2296

  2. Hawkins, H. G., Katz, B. J., & Rigdon, H. M. (2009). Evaluating Understanding of New Symbol Signs. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=881146

  3. Inman, V. W. (2009). Evaluation of Signs and Markings for Partial Continuous Flow Intersection. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2138-10

  4. Katz, B. J., Hawkins, H.G., Kennedy, J.F., & Howard, H.R. (2008). Design and Evaluation of Selected Symbol Signs, (TPF-5(065)), Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.pooledfund.org/Document/Download/1256

  5. Katz, B. J., Molino, J. A., & Rakha, H. A. (2008). Determination of Effective Design of Peripheral Transverse Bars to Reduce Speeds on a Controlled Roadway. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. http://pubsindex.trb.org/view/2008/C/847938

  6. Katz, B. J., & Rakha, H. A. (2008). Evaluation of Design Alternatives of Peripheral Transverse Bars to Reduce Vehicle Speeds and Center Line Encroachment in a Driving Simulator. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. http://pubsindex.trb.org/view/2008/C/847937

  7. Dagnall E.E., Katz, B.J., Bertola, M.A. & Shurbutt, J (2013). Business Logo Signing: Evaluation of Number of Logo Panels on Specific Service Signs. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Proceedings. Washington, DC, 2013. http://pubsindex.trb.org/view/2013/C/1242138

  8. Katz, B. J., Dagnall, E. E., & O'Donnell, C. C. (2012) Comprehension and Legibility Evaluations of International and Domestic Non-Standard Symbol Signs. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2298, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2012, pp. 46-60. http://pubsindex.trb.org/view/2012/C/1130922

  9.  Perez, W.A., & Philips, B.H. (2013). Active Traffic Management Sign Comprehension. Paper submitted to the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2013/Papers/049_Perez_0.pdf

  10.  Inman, V. W., & Philips, B. H. (2013). Traffic Sign Detection and Identification. Presented at the 2013 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2013/Papers/048_Inman_0.pdf

VISABILITY

  1. Balk, S. A., & Tyrrell, R. (2011). The Accuracy of Drivers' Judgments of the Effects of Headlight Glare: Are We Really Blinded by the Light? Paper presented at the 2011 6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Lake Tahoe, CA. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2011/Papers/074_BalkTyrrell.pdf

  2. Molino, J. A., Katz, B.J., Kennedy, J.K., & Hermosillo, M. B., (2009). Analysis of Potential Need for Enlarged Pedestrian Countdown Signals From a Visibility Perspective, (TPF-5(065)), Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.pooledfund.org/Document/Download/1487

  3. Molino, J.A., Kennedy, J.F., Beuse, P.A., Miller, C.C., Davis, W., Anderson, C.K. (2013).Daytime Color Appearance of Retroreflective Traffic Control Sign Materials. Report No. FHWA-HRT-13-018, McLean, VA http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13018/index.cfm

OTHER

  1. Balk, S. A., Inman, V. W., & Perez, W. (2011). Developing a Driver-Centric Roadway Classification System with Multidimensional Scaling. Paper presented at the 2011 6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Lake Tahoe, CA. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2011/Papers/024_BalkInman.pdf

  2.  Jones, S. M. & Philips, B.H. (2013, in press). Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Human Factors Analysis. (No. FHWA-HRT-13-045 ) McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13045/index.cfm

  3.  Jones, S. M. & Philips, B.H. (2013). Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Critical Human Factors Issues and Research Questions. Presented at the 2013 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2013/Papers/020_Jones_0.pdf

  4. Miller, S., Kennedy, J., Molino, J., Emo, A., Rousseau, G., Tan, C., Do, A. (2010). Operating Characteristics of the Segway Human Transporter, Report No. FHWA-HRT-10-025, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/10025/10025.pdf

  5. McCallum, M., Campbell, J., & Brown, J. (2009). Requirements for Transportation Management Center (TMC) Human Factors Guidelines, (SPR-2(207)), Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA http://tmcpfs.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/cfprojects/uploaded_files/tmc_hfg_report.pdf

  6. Balk, S. A., Bertola, M.A., & Inman, V. W., (2013). Simulator Sickness Questionnaire: Twenty Years later. Presented at the 2013 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY. http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/DA2013/Papers/041_Balk_0.pdf

 

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