DOI

10.17077/drivingassessment.1129

Location

Park City, Utah, USA

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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Drivers' Perception of and Response to Brake Failure

Park City, Utah, USA

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.