Establishing a Human Factors Focus and Approach for North Carolina's IVHS Efforts

by Ronald G. Hughes, Univ of North Carolina, United States,
Edd Hauser, Univ of North Carolina, United States,
Cheryl Beale, Univ of North Carolina, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The paper discusses the behavioral and human factors issues associated with the development and operation of North Carolina's CARAT program (Congestion Avoidance and Reduction for Autos and Trucks). The goal of CARAT is to produce measurable improvements in incident detection/ recognition and congestion management along a 15-mile freeway corridor in a mid sized ,urban, metropolitan environment. The paper highlights MANPRINT issues in pertinent to the vehicle operator.

Subject Headings: Human and behavioral factors | Intelligent transportation systems | Traffic congestion | Vehicles | Trucks | Highway engineering | Systems engineering | Traffic management | North Carolina

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