Title: A new approach to designing lateral collision warning systems

Authors: Daniel P. Jenkins, Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker, Mark S. Young

Addresses: School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 43% of all fatal accidents reported in 2001 involved a lane or road departure. The majority of current systems and available research focuses on the prevention of longitudinal collision or lane departures. In this paper we will discuss a system that reduces the likelihood of a lateral collision. The paper proposes an interface design that provides the driver with information on the position of other road users; and delivers a time critical warning when the driver is in a position of impending collision.

Keywords: collision avoidance; lateral collisions; lane departure; cognitive work analysis; CWA; work domain analysis; WDA; warnings; safety; driving simulator; human factors; vehicle design; simulation; interface design; collision warning; vehicle positioning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.014911

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2007 Vol.45 No.3, pp.379 - 396

Available online: 17 Aug 2007 *

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