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The Influence of Motion Cues on Driver-Vehicle Performance in a SimulatorFour different motion base configurations were studied on driving simulator. Differently responding vehicles were simulated on each motion configurations and the effects of the vehicle characteristics on driver vehicle system performance, driver control activity, and driver opinion ratings of vehicle performance during driving are compared for different motion configurations. Data show that: (1)) the effects of changes in vehicle characteristics on the different objective and subjective measures of driver vehicle performance are not disguised by the lack of physical motion; (2) fixed base simulator can be used to draw inferences despite the lack of motion; (3) the presence of motion tends to reduce path keeping errors and driver control activity; (4) roll and yaw motions are recommended because of their marked influence on driver vehicle performance (5) the importance of motion increases as the driving maneuvers become more extreme.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Repa, B. S.
(General Motors Research Labs. Warren, MI, United States)
Leucht, P. M.
(General Motors Research Labs. Warren, MI, United States)
Wierwille, W. W.
(Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the 17th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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