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ResearchHeymans InstituteTraffic and Environmental Psychology (Verkeerspsychologie, Omgevingspsychologie)

Tools

Two tools are listed here: the driving simulator and car following analyses software


Our research simulators were developed and built by StSoftware. Two of these are situated at the Department of Psychology, while two similar simulators can be found at the University Hospital UMCG. Also elsewhere in the Netherlands and Germany you will find these simulators, e.g. SWOV Road Safety Research, Visio, and the University of Regensburg (D) borrow simulators from us.

Our new (since September 2016) driving simulator A with five large screens and ... a moving base
Our new (since September 2016) driving simulator A with five large screens and ... a moving base
Driving simulator B
Driving simulator B

Car Following Analysis

You can download software to perform CarFollowing analyses here. This software calculates coherence, modulus, and delay (phase shift) between the speed signals of a lead and following car.

Example speed of lead and following car
Example speed of lead and following car
Example carfollowing analyses
Example carfollowing analyses
  • Download executable (1.5 MB, requires Matlab runtime to be installed, link for that will follow [158 MB!!]).
  • Download Matlab source code (If you make any changes that might be useful for others please communicate these with Dr Mark Span: m.m.span rug.nl ?)

For any questions regarding the use of the programme please contact Dick de Waard (d.de.waard rug.nl) For feedback on programming issues please contact Mark Span (m.m.span rug.nl)

We would appreciate it if you informed us on your work using this programme. If you contact Mark Span you will be informed on updates (and the helpfile / manual when ready)

This technique is described in Brookhuis, K.A., De Waard, D., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1994). Measuring driving performance by car-following in traffic. Ergonomics, 37, 427-434. and De Waard, D., & Brookhuis, K.A. (2000). Drug effects on driving performance, letter to the editor. Annals of Internal Medicine, 133, p. 656 .

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