Characterization of the lateral control performance by human drivers on highways

Zhou, J., Peng, H. and Gordon, T. J. (2009) Characterization of the lateral control performance by human drivers on highways. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems, 1 (1). pp. 450-458. ISSN 1946-4614

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The characterization of human drivers' performance is of great significance for highway design, driver state monitoring, and the development of automotive active safety systems. Many earlier studies are restricted by experimental scope, the number and diversity of human subjects, and the accuracy and extent of measured variables. In this work, driver lateral control performance on limited-access highways is quantified by utilizing a comprehensive naturalistic driving database, with the emphasis on measures of vehicle lateral position and time to lane crossing (TLC). Normative values at various speed ranges are reported. The results represent a statistical view of baseline on-road naturalistic driving performance, and can be used for quantitative studies such as driver impairment and alertness monitoring, the triggering of lane departure warning systems, and highway design. © 2008 SAE International.

Keywords:Active safety systems, Driving database, Driving performance, Human drivers, Human subjects, Lane-departure-warning systems, Lateral control, Quantitative study, Speed range, State monitoring, Time to lane crossings, Alarm systems, Automobile drivers, Highway planning
Subjects:H Engineering > H100 General Engineering
H Engineering > H330 Automotive Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2013 17:42

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