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Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Donald L. Fisher, Matthew Rizzo, Jeffrey Caird, John D. Lee

CRC Press

752 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 193 B/W Illus.

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Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role.

The chapters explore technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research.

A compilation of the research from more than 100 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes literally hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying web site, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.


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Table of Contents

Overview, D. Fisher, J. Caird, M. Rizzo, and J. Lee

A Short History of Driving Simulation, R.W. Allen, T.J. Rosenthal, and Marcia L. Cook

Using Driving Simulators Outside of North America, B.H. Kantowitz

The Future of Driving Simulation, P.A. Hancock and T.B. Sheridan

Twelve Practical and Useful Questions about Driving Simulation, J.K. Caird and W.J. Horrey

Scenario Authoring, J.K. Kearney and T.Y. Grechkin

Physical Fidelity of Driving Simulators, J. Greenberg and M. Blommer

Sensory and Perceptual Factors in the Design of Driving Simulation Displays, G.J. Andersen

Psychological Fidelity: Perception of Risk, T.A. Ranney

Surrogate Methods and Measures, L.S. Angell

Validating Vehicle Models, C. Schwarz

Cross Platform Validation Issues, H. Jamson

Simulator Validity: Behaviors Observed on the Simulator and on the Road, N. Mullen, J. Charlton, A. Devlin, and M. Bédard

Simulator and Scenario Factors Influencing Simulator Sickness, H.A. Stoner, D.L. Fisher, and M.A. Mollenhauer

Independent Variables: The Role of Confounding and Effect Modification, G. McGwin

External Distractions: The Effects of Video Billboards and Wind Farms on Driving Performance, S. Milloy and J. Caird

Measuring Physiology in Simulators, K. Brookhuis and R. deWaard

Eye Behaviors: How Driving Simulators Can Expand Their Role in Science and Engineering, D. Fisher, A. Pollatsek, and W. Horrey

Situation Awareness in Driving, L. Gugerty

Simulator Data Reduction, M. Reyes and J. Lee

Analytical Tools, L. Boyle

Statistical Concepts, J. Dawson

The Qualitative Interview, J. Moeckli

Understanding and Changing the Young Driver Problem: A Review of the Randomized Controlled Trials Conducted with Driving Simulation, M.C. Ouimet, C. Duffy, B. Simons-Morton, T. Brown, and D. Fisher

The Older Driver (Training and assessment: Knowledge, skills, and attitudes), K. Ball and M. Ackerman

Methodological Challenges to Working with the Older Driver, L. Trick and J. Caird

Profiles in Cell Phone-Induced Driver Distraction, D. Strayer, J. Cooper, and F. Drews

Night Driving, J. Woods and A. Chaparro

Driving in States of Fatigue or Stress, G. Matthews, D. Saxby, G. Funke, A. Emo, and P. Desmond

Driving Simulators as Training and Evaluation Tools: Novice Drivers, A. Pollatsek, W. Vlakveld, B. Kappé, A. Pradhan, and D. Fisher

The Commercial Driver, M. Blanco, J. Hickman, and R. Hanowski

Driving Rehabilitation as Delivered by Driving Simulation, H. Singh, B. Barbour, and D. Cox

The Importance of Proper Roadway Design in Virtual Environments, D. Evans

The Use of a High-Fidelity Real-Time Driving Simulators for Geometric Design, T. Granda, G. Davis, J. Molino, and V. Inman

Signaling, D. Noyce, M. Knodler, and J. Chapman

Design and Evaluation of Signs and Pavement Markings Using Driving Simulators, S. Chrysler and A. Nelson

Advanced Guide Signs and Behavioral Decision Theory, K. Katsikopoulos

Driving Simulation Design and Evaluation of Highway-Railway Grade and Transit Crossings, J. Caird, A. Smiley, L. Fern, and J. Robinson

Roadway Visualization, M. Manore and Y. Papelis

Advanced Warning Technologies: Collision, Intersection Incursion, M. Manser

Adaptive Behavior in the Simulator: Implications for Active Safety System Evaluation, J. Engström and M.L. Aust

Cognitive Architectures for Modeling Driver Behavior, D. Salvucci

Coupling Perception, Action, Intention and Value: A Control Theoretic Approach to Driving Performance, J. Flach, R. Jagacinski, and M.R.H. Smith

Alcohol Research in Driving Simulators, J. Creaser, N. Ward, and M. Rakauskas

Validity of Three Experimental Performance Tests for Predicting Risk of Cannabis-Induced Road Crashes, J. Ramaekers, M.R. Moeller, E.L. Theunissen, and G. Kauert

Medical Disorders, M. Rizzo

Psychiatric Disorders and Driving Performance, H. Moller

Driving in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Stroke, E. Uc and M. Rizzo

Driving Simulation in Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders, J. Tippin

Traumatic Brain Injury: Tests in a Driving Simulator as Part of the Neuropsychological Assessment of Fitness to Drive, W. Brouwer, R. Busscher, R. Davidse, H. Pot, and P. van Wolffelaar


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety