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Title:

Driving Simulator Laboratory: Traveler Behavior Modeling and Interactive Experiments to Address Mobility and Safety Needs

Accession Number:

01480060

Record Type:

Project

Abstract:

The Purdue Driving Simulator Laboratory (DSL) will be a quasi-living laboratory for mobility and safety research, interactive learning, and outreach. The DSL will develop behavioral and operational models and assess impacts to address current and emerging needs of the U.S. Department of Transportation, state and local departments of transportation, and private sector firms in the information and locational services domains. It seeks to address fundamental questions related to the costs-benefits of infrastructure investment in advanced traveler information based management systems, the explicit quantification of the psychological impacts of information provision, traveler behavior to develop effective operational road-space management strategies, evacuee behavior under large-scale disasters, and the holistic understanding of real-time information provision and dissemination mechanisms from the mobility and safety perspectives. The ability to quantify physical and psychological benefits of real-time information has several dimensions of significant impact for practitioners and researchers. The proposed experiments will enable development of realistic behavior models and understanding of the benefits and safety implications associated with information provision and road space management strategies.

Contract Numbers:

DTRT12-G-UTC05

Language:

English

Sponsor Organizations:

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

University Transportation Centers Program
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Performing Organizations:

NEXTRANS

3000 Kent Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47906 USA

Principal Investigators:

Peeta, Srinivas

Project Status:

Active

Funding:

500000.00

Start Date:

20130101

Subject Areas:

Data and Information Technology; Safety and Human Factors

Source Agency:

Purdue University, West Lafayette

NEXTRANS
3000 Kent Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906 USA

Source Data:

RiP Project 34101

Files:

UTC, RiP

Last Modified:

Apr 29 2013 1:00AM