OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL DRIVER BEHAVIOR 640433
Research studies to date have indicated that objective measurements of driver behavior, vehicle motion and highway environment obtained by the use of the drivometer, are far more revealing than those obtained by subjective evaluations
Five areas have undergone initial study using the drivometer: driver education on-the-road teaching techniques; single driver performance; effects of fatigue; driver performance rating, and driver classification studies. The results of this research have suggested other areas which may be able to benefit from the objective driver measurements afforded by the drivometer.
These areas include: driver licensing; driver motivation; driving simulators; engineering test driver, and further investigation into driver education teaching techniques.
The ultimate capabilities of the drivometer, not yet ascertained, will be brought to light by future studies in the areas of driver behavior, vehicle characteristics and highway environment.
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