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Is naturalistic driving research possible with highly instrumented cars? Lessons learnt in three research centres

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posted on 26.04.2013, 10:48 authored by Pedro M. Valero-Mora, Anita Tontsch, Ruth WelshRuth Welsh, Andrew MorrisAndrew Morris, Steven ReedSteven Reed, Katerina Touliou, Dimitris Margaritis
This paper provides an overview of the experiences using Highly Instrumented Cars (HICs) in three research Centres across Europe; Spain, the UK and Greece. The data collection capability of each car is described and an overview presented relating to the relationship between the level of instrumentation and the research possible. A discussion then follows which considers the advantages and disadvantages of using HICs for ND research. This includes the obtrusive nature of the data collection equipment, the cost of equipping the vehicles with sophisticated Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) and the challenges for data storage and analysis particularly with respect to video data. It is concluded that the use of HICs substantially increases the depth of knowledge relating to the driver's behaviour and their interaction with the vehicle and surroundings. With careful study design and integration into larger studies with Low(ly) instrumented Cars (LICs), HICs can contribute significantly and in a relatively naturalistic manner to the driver behaviour research.

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VALERO-MORA, P.M. ... et al., 2013. Is naturalistic driving research possible with highly instrumented cars? Lessons learnt in three research centres. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 58, pp.187–194.

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© Elsevier Ltd.

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2013

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Closed access. The definitive version of this paper is available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2012.12.025

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0001-4575

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en