Increasing Truck Driver's Awareness: Use of In-Vehicle 3D Sounds

The purpose of this project was to develop and test a system using in-vehicle three dimensional (3D) sounds as a technique for augmenting the truck driver's traffic awareness around the truck.This is intended to contribute to increased safety of trucks and road users near and around the truck. The work showed the potential of 3D auditory icons for informing and warning the truck driver of road users (pedestrians, cyclists, small vehicle motorists, etc.) near and around the truck. Most modern large truck cabs have a lot of sound insulation, since too much noise inside a truck is known to affect the driver's concentration and stress level.However, sound insulation of the truck cab, along with the inherent limited view around parts of the truck from inside the truck cab, contribute to the reduction in the driver's traffic awareness around the truck.The system to be developed in this project is designed to improve the truck driver's traffic awareness around the truck.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Safety Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA)

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20150102
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38673

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  • Accession Number: 01549562
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 19
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM