Accession Number:

ADA026348

Title:

The Effects of Driver Comfort on Vehicle Speed.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This report describes the results of research intended to determined the correlation between vehicular design and speed driven without the aid of the speedometer. The results from experiments with 21 male subjects indicate a significant difference in the comfortable speeds of 3 test vehicles. The results show that the comfortable speed for drivers is well above the present speed limit of 55 mph. Implied by these results is the need for further research in vehicle design characteristics to coincide the comfortable speed with the speed limits. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE