Accession Number:

ADA576436

Title:

A Military/Civilian Dual-Use Visual Perception Laboratory for Investigating Vehicle Detectability

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 27 Dec 1997-26 Jan 1998

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

1998-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

According to 1990 NHTSA statistics. traffic accidents cause 135 billion in damage to the American consumer annually, exclusive of pain and suffering. Approximately 30 of these accidents are related to driver perception problems and 14 occur at intersections. The National Automotive Center NAC visual perception laboratory NAC-VPL at the US Army Tank and Automotive Command in Warren, MI emulates driver highway visual conditions. allows researchers ro measure the driver probability of detection of vehicles under different circumstances.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE