Int. J. of Vehicle Safety   »   2011 Vol.5, No.3

 

 

Title: Analysis of in-vehicle driver behaviour data for improved safety

 

Authors: M. Jensen; J. Wagner; K. Alexander

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA.
Automotive Safety Research Institute, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA

 

Abstract: Automotive safety is an important criterion for consumers, manufacturers and government regulators when considering vehicle design and driver operation. The availability of a driver classification system, based on in-vehicle operating data, offers a useful tool to create a safer transportation environment. In this paper, several mathematical strategies will be presented to analyse collected vehicle data for driver classification. A group of test subjects were supplied in-vehicle data acquisition devices and requested to drive their normal schedules. The collected data was analysed off-line and a driver classification system was proposed. Representative results will be presented and discussed to demonstrate the concept.

 

Keywords: data analysis; driver behaviour; driver safety; in-vehicle data; automotive safety; driver operation; driver classification; vehicle operating data; objective measurement; driver performance; vehicle safety; safety improvement.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2011.042850

 

Int. J. of Vehicle Safety, 2011 Vol.5, No.3, pp.197 - 212

 

Submission date: 21 Sep 2010
Date of acceptance: 09 Feb 2011
Available online: 07 Oct 2011

 

 

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