R.W. Allen, M.L. Cook, B.L. Aponso, T.J. Rosenthal
This special issue reports on papers presented at a symposium devoted to the application of driving simulation to transportation system safety. The papers presented here range from typical highway, vehicle and traffic engineering, to the psychology of impaired driving and driver training and assessment of driver abilities. This research generally deals with the safety of drivers in response to roadway, traffic and vehicle design variables. Current research increasingly deals with computer aided engineering and design (CAE/CAD), and driving simulation is one means of studying driver behavior in controlled laboratory and clinical settings.
Keywords: driving simulation; driver behavior