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Title: The development of an objective methodology for the evaluation of drivers’ field of view
Authors: Marshall, Russell
Summerskill, Steve
Keywords: Vision
Digital human modelling
Field of view
Ergonomics
Cyclist safety
SAMMIE
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Citation: MARSHALL, R. and SUMMERSKILL, S., 2015. The development of an objective methodology for the evaluation of drivers’ field of view. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, pp. 3709–3716.
Abstract: This paper presents research into driver vision and methods to quantify the field of view afforded a driver through a combination of direct vision (through windows) and indirect vision (through mirrors). Focusing primarily on Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs) a 3D projection technique has been developed to allow the field of view to be projected to form a visible volume of space representing what can be seen by the driver. This projection technique has previously been used in a qualitative manner to assess the presence of blind spots in proximity to LGVs and the degree to which other road users may be visible to the driver. To supplement this qualitative assessment a new quantitative, objective measure of field of view has been developed and implemented in the digital human modelling system SAMMIE. The objective measure involves the projection of the field of view afforded from a window aperture or via a mirror onto the surface of a sphere centered at the driver’s eye point. The area of the resulting spherical polygon is calculated to provide an assessment of field of view that allows comparison between different vehicle configurations.
Description: This paper was presented at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2015 and the Affiliated Conferences, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, USA and published in Procedia Manufacturing by Elsevier under a CC BY NC ND licence.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.801
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18799
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.801
ISBN: 9781495160424
ISSN: 2351-9789
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