1st Edition

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

    752 Pages 16 Color & 193 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    752 Pages 16 Color & 193 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


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

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