Driving Simulator Evaluation of Countermeasures to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Existing countermeasures to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety will be evaluated using a full scale driving simulator. Scenario development processes developed by the research team will be used to create driving simulator scenarios that replicate geometric conditions of a site with implemented countermeasures. Furthermore, the scenario will be designed in such a way that subjects will need to react to guidance, warning, and regulatory signs as well as interact with vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians. Driver behavior and response to countermeasures will be measured using various performance measures such as speed, navigation performance, lane position, steering characteristics, among others. Eye tracking equipment will be used to supplement the aforementioned performance measures and to better understand how the countermeasures can impact the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research project done at University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)

    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Noyce, David

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556937
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2015 1:00AM