Location

Park City, Utah

Date

24-7-2003

Session

Session 8 - Lectures - (Collision Avoidance)

Abstract

The behaviour and emotional state of 48 drivers was investigated during both servo booster and hydraulic circuit brake failures on a proving ground. Results suggested that the most informed and least “stressed” drivers seemed to be the most successful in bringing the test vehicle to a safe stop. The interpretation of these results fed into a study using a driving simulator. Interventions were examined that tested both the “engineering” of the vehicle to a more stringent interpretation of current legislation and driver “information” with a novel visual/auditory warning system. Targeting the vehicle, not the driver, seemed to the best way to manage the rare event of brake failure.

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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: 231-238.

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Jul 24th, 12:00 AM

Drivers' Perception of and Response to Brake Failure

Park City, Utah

The behaviour and emotional state of 48 drivers was investigated during both servo booster and hydraulic circuit brake failures on a proving ground. Results suggested that the most informed and least “stressed” drivers seemed to be the most successful in bringing the test vehicle to a safe stop. The interpretation of these results fed into a study using a driving simulator. Interventions were examined that tested both the “engineering” of the vehicle to a more stringent interpretation of current legislation and driver “information” with a novel visual/auditory warning system. Targeting the vehicle, not the driver, seemed to the best way to manage the rare event of brake failure.