In-Vehicle Crash Avoidance Warning System Technologies and Human Factors Issues

by Terri Faciane, Castle Rock Consultants, Leeburn, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that in 1990, motor vehicle accidents cost the nation more that $135 billion in property damage, personal injury and lost of productivity. Technologies aimed at preventing motor vehicle crashes are on increasing interest to motorists and traffic authorities. This paper reviews emerging crash avoidance warning system technologies and identifies key human factor issues that affect the effectiveness of these systems.

Subject Headings: Human factors | Vehicles | Accidents | Traffic accidents | Federal government | Intelligent transportation systems | Damage (structural) | Traffic safety

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