Human Factors Research of Vehicle Accidents

HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH

Calspan has the technical expertise to support Human Factors Research, discovering and applying information about human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics to the design and evaluation of products, systems, and environments. The goal of this research is enhancing safety, comfort and production.

 

HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH CAPABILITIES/FEATURES

As a strategic partner in the largest naturalistic driving study ever conducted in the U.S., Calspan supported the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) under the guidance of the National Academy of Science (NAS). The objective was to gather real-time data to clearly identify what occurs prior to and leading up to an accident.

For this program, Calspan installed inward- and outward-looking cameras; forward-looking radar; and DAS on the personal vehicles of more than 750 volunteers. We also handled all the in-field maintenance of such equipment. At any point in time, there was an active fleet of 450 vehicles on the road. When a collision occurred, Calspan dispatched highly skilled investigators into the field to determine causation.

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

Calspan customers that engage our expertise in the area of Human Factors Research receive innumerable benefits, including our ability to:

  • Develop and execute tests that clearly identify what occurs prior to and leading up to accidents.
  • Discover and apply information about human behavior to the design and evaluation of products, systems, and environments.
  • Determine the cause of motor vehicle accidents to support the creation of preventive innovations.
  • Enhance safety, comfort and production based on the results of our cutting-edge research.

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