Location

Park City, Utah

Date

23-7-2003

Session

Session 6 - Lectures - (Visual Performance and Driving)

Abstract

A model for car following based solely on optical parameters was developed and compared with performance of human drivers in a simulator. The model uses the optical size of the back of the car being followed and the first derivative of its optical size as inputs. The model consists of two components: one that accelerates to maintain the visual size of the leading car, and another that accelerates to minimize changes in the rate of change of the visual size of the leading car. The simulator presented drivers with a leading car that was changing its velocity according to a sum of non-harmonic sines. Comparisons of human drivers’ performance with the models’ show a high degree of similarity

Rights

Copyright © 2003 the authors

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Second International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, July 21-24, 2003, Park City, Utah. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2003: 158-162.

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Jul 23rd, 12:00 AM

Car Following by Optical Parameters

Park City, Utah

A model for car following based solely on optical parameters was developed and compared with performance of human drivers in a simulator. The model uses the optical size of the back of the car being followed and the first derivative of its optical size as inputs. The model consists of two components: one that accelerates to maintain the visual size of the leading car, and another that accelerates to minimize changes in the rate of change of the visual size of the leading car. The simulator presented drivers with a leading car that was changing its velocity according to a sum of non-harmonic sines. Comparisons of human drivers’ performance with the models’ show a high degree of similarity