Making Vehicles Safer for Older Drivers. Michael Perel Office of Applied Vehicle Safety Research National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 19%. 20%. 61%. 65+. 55-64. younger. Age of New Passenger Vehicle Buyers. 65+. 55-64. Source: 2002 Wards Automotive News.
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Office of Applied Vehicle Safety Research
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
High Intensity Discharge vs Halogen
-Allows longer object detection distances
-Objects visible next to glare sources
Infra-Red Night Vision Enhancement Systems
Object Detection While Driving and Using an Infrared Night Vision Enhancement System (NVES)
Measured last safe gap for lane change
Measured driver detection of location of approaching vehicle
Trial Time Average (sec)
DeviceTime to Complete Destination Entry While Driving on Test Track
Effects on lane keeping of entering destination in different types of navigation system designs
Average Number of Lane Exceedences Per Trial by Device