Human Factors Evaluation of Existing Side Collision Avoidance System Driver Interfaces

Elizabeth N. Mazzae, W. Riley Garrott, Mark A. Flick
1995 SAE Technical Paper Series   unpublished
This paper describes the assessment of driver interfaces of a type of electronics-based collision avoidance systems that has been recently developed to assist drivers of vehicles in avoiding certain types of collisions. The electronics-based crash avoidance systems studied were those which detect the presence of objects located on the left and/or right sides of the vehicle, called Side Collision Avoidance Systems, or SCAS. As many SCAS as could be obtained, including several preproduction
more » ... preproduction prototypes, were acquired and tested. The testing focused on measuring sensor performance and assessing the qualities of the driver interfaces. This paper presents only the results of the driver interface assessments. The sensor performance data are presented in the NHTSA report "Development of Performance Specifications for Collision Avoidance Systems for Lane Changing, Merging, and Backing --Task 3 -Test of Existing Hardware Systems" [1].
doi:10.4271/952659 fatcat:dpbiz33cfjb3disfdy3iffksiu