Vehicles – Understanding driver behavior …


America’s roadways could be safer in the future as the result of a project to automatically analyze 3,000 drivers’ reactions and responses over 1 million hours as they motored around the nation. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are examining information gathered with multiple video cameras and sensors that provide data streams from forward-looking radar, the accelerator, geographic positioning systems and a passive alcohol sensor. “We’ll be able to provide an unprecedented look into what a driver was doing leading up to a crash or near-crash as well as their actions during routine driving,” said David Bolme of ORNL’s Imaging, Signals, & Machine Learning Group. This project builds on a study being conducted by the Second Strategic Highway Research Program.

 -  Ron Walli,  865.576.0226,  May 01, 2014

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