Title: Characterisation of driving skill level using driving simulator tests

Authors: William C. Lin, Yuen-Kwok Chin, Brian S. Repa, Manxue Lu, Robert L. Nisonger, Cwo-Gee Liang

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Abstract: In this paper, driving skill is characterised by a comprehensive driver model embracing various aspects of a driver|s sensory-motor and decision-making abilities. A Driving Simulator (DS) test with variety of manoeuvres was used with test subjects of different driving skills levels for model development. Analysis and modelling of the test data reveals strong correlations among certain key parameters in the comprehensive model and the recognised skill level of the test subjects. Parameter identification and optimisation using iSight utility on these parameters were used to characterise driving skill level, and VehSim simulation was used for model validation.

Keywords: driving skill modelling; driving skill characterisation; driving simulator; parameter identification; parameter optimisation; time factor; steering cost factor; driver models; simulation; driving skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2007.016402

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2007 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.219 - 229

Available online: 28 Dec 2007 *

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