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1st Edition

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

ISBN 9781420061000
Published April 25, 2011 by CRC Press
744 Pages 16 Color & 193 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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