Systematic Review of Driving Simulator Data

In most driver simulator studies, the participants’ baseline or control drive data are usually compared to their experimental drive data as a means for analysis. Some researchers have criticized simulator studies for their poor generalizability, not only because of controlled setting in which they occur, but also because they tend to have a small sample size. An additional salient complaint is that there is no large reference dataset, comprised of variables demonstrating “normal,” baseline, or control condition driving, that can be compared to the experimental conditions examined in these simulator studies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has funded many simulator studies at The University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) facility. The objectives of this project are to review the previous simulator studies and pool the control/baseline data across studies to identify patterns, trends, norms, and inconsistencies in the data. Common variables across individual NADS-1 and miniSim™ studies will be pooled quantitatively and re-analyzed using established statistical methods to develop a profile of general driving performance in a high- and lower-fidelity simulators, respectively. The results of these analyses will be useful for developing a profile of general driving performance and will also serve as reference information for future simulator studies.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $346996
    • Contract Numbers:

      GS10F0211M

      693JJ918F000240

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Smither, DeReece

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Iowa City

      National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
      Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
    • Principal Investigators:

      Smither, DeReece

    • Start Date: 20180927
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01683664
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: GS10F0211M, 693JJ918F000240
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 18 2018 4:49PM