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Title: Truck driver informational overload, fiscal year 1992. Final report, 1 July 1991-30 September 1992

Abstract

The document represents the final project report for a study entitled 'Truck Driver Informational Overload' sponsored by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association through its Motor Truck Research Committee and associated Operations/Performance Panels. As stated in an initial project statement, the objective of the work was to provide guidance for developing methods for measuring driving characteristics during information processing tasks. The contents of the report contain results from two basic project activities: (1) a literature review on multiple task performance driver information overload, and (2) a description of driving simulator side-task experiments and a discussion of findings from tests conducted with eight subjects. Two of the key findings from a set of disturbance-input tests conducted with the simulator and the eight test subjects were that: (1) standard deviations of vehicle lateral position and heading (yaw) angle measurements showed the greatest sensitivity to the presence of side-task activities during basic information processing tasks, and (2) corresponding standard deviations of driver steering activity, vehicle yaw rate, and lateral acceleration measurements were seen to be largely insensitive indicators of side-task activity.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Transportation Research Inst.
OSTI Identifier:
6770411
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6770411
Report Number(s):
PB-93-131274/XAB; UMTRI--92-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; TRUCKS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA PROCESSING; DOCUMENTATION; INDICATORS; INFORMATION NEEDS; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS; MANUFACTURERS; PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; REGULATORY GUIDES; SENSITIVITY; URBAN AREAS; ANIMALS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; MAMMALS; MAN; PERSONNEL; PRIMATES; PROCESSING; SIMULATION; TESTING; VEHICLES; VERTEBRATES 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

MacAdam, C.C. Truck driver informational overload, fiscal year 1992. Final report, 1 July 1991-30 September 1992. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
MacAdam, C.C. Truck driver informational overload, fiscal year 1992. Final report, 1 July 1991-30 September 1992. United States.
MacAdam, C.C. Tue . "Truck driver informational overload, fiscal year 1992. Final report, 1 July 1991-30 September 1992". United States.
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abstractNote = {The document represents the final project report for a study entitled 'Truck Driver Informational Overload' sponsored by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association through its Motor Truck Research Committee and associated Operations/Performance Panels. As stated in an initial project statement, the objective of the work was to provide guidance for developing methods for measuring driving characteristics during information processing tasks. The contents of the report contain results from two basic project activities: (1) a literature review on multiple task performance driver information overload, and (2) a description of driving simulator side-task experiments and a discussion of findings from tests conducted with eight subjects. Two of the key findings from a set of disturbance-input tests conducted with the simulator and the eight test subjects were that: (1) standard deviations of vehicle lateral position and heading (yaw) angle measurements showed the greatest sensitivity to the presence of side-task activities during basic information processing tasks, and (2) corresponding standard deviations of driver steering activity, vehicle yaw rate, and lateral acceleration measurements were seen to be largely insensitive indicators of side-task activity.},
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