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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-178
Date: June 26, 1998

Identification of Human Factors Research Needs - Final Report

FOREWORD

This report summarizes the activities and results of a preliminary human factors review for the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) program. The objective of the project was to help the U.S. Department of Transportation identify human factors work that needs to be done early in the life cycle of the IVI program to ensure safe and well–engineered vehicles.

Copies of this report can be obtained from the Research and Technology Report Center, 9701 Philadelphia Court, Unit Q, Lanham, Maryland 20706; telephone: (301) 577–0818; fax: (301) 577–1421; or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161; telephone: (703) 487–4650; fax: (703) 321–8547.

A. George Ostensen
Director
Office of Safety and Traffic Operations
Research and Development

 

NOTICE

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TECHNICAL REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

1. Report No.

FHWA–RD–98–178

2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

PRELIMINARY HUMAN FACTORS REVIEW FOR THE INTELLIGENT VEHICLE INITIATIVE (IVI) PROGRAM: IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH NEEDS

5. Report Date
7. Author(s)

John L. Campbell, Jeffrey H. Everson, Sheila A. Garness, Jerry L. Pittenger, James Kennedy, and Eddy Llaneras

8. Performing Organization Report No.

S-506410

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Battelle Seattle Research Center
4000 41st Street NE
Seattle, WA 98105

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.

DTSO–96–D–00429

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Safety and Traffic Operations R&D
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101–2296

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

8/29/97 – 6/26/98

14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR): Tom Granda, HSR–30

16. Abstract

This report summarizes the activities and results of a preliminary human factors review for the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) program. The objective of the project was to help the U.S. Department of Transportation identify human factors work that needs to be done early in the life cycle of the IVI program to ensure safe and well-engineered vehicles. This project was comprised of two major subtasks: Subtask 1 provided for a Preliminary IVI Human Factors Technology Workshop to draw together the stakeholders in the IVI program to begin to define the technologies and the human factors issues that need to be considered in developing an IVI. Subtask 2 investigated the preliminary infrastructure and human factors in-vehicle requirements for alternative configurations of an IVI. The data collected in the Human Factors Technology Workshop in subtask 1 served as a basis and starting point for the research performed to identify human factors research needs that exist. The following conclusions were developed during the conduct of this project: (1) human factors research needs for the Generation I IVI focus on the need to integrate and manage the information presented to the driver; (2) no publicly available human factors research has examined the effects of integrating multiple Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices into a vehicle as envisioned by the IVI; (3) considerable human factors research has been conducted to support the development of individual User Services within the IVI; (4) a broad range of ITS technologies are available to support the development of a Generation I IVI prototype; and (5) for the Generation II and III IVI especially, extensive algorithm/software, infrastructure, and specific technologies are needed.

17. Key Words

Intelligent Vehicle Initiative, Human Factors, Driver-Vehicle Interface, Collision Avoidance Systems, Advanced Traveler Information Systems.

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia, 22161.

19. Security Classif. (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classif. (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

126

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

 

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