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Publication Citation: An Independent Measurement System for Testing Automotive Crash Warning Systems

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Author(s): Sandor S. Szabo; Joseph A. Falco; Richard J. Norcross;
Title: An Independent Measurement System for Testing Automotive Crash Warning Systems
Published: April 02, 2009
Abstract: This report describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's role in the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) program, a four-year safety initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to develop and field test an integrated crash warning system to prevent rear-end, lane-change/merge and road departure crashes on light vehicles and heavy commercial trucks. NIST's primary role in the program included assisting in the development of verification test procedures, developing a measurement system, and providing field support for vehicle test activities. NIST used the measurement system to collect data for determining whether the prototype warning systems passed or failed all closed-course track tests and for characterizing warning system performance on public roads.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7545
Pages: 36 pp.
Keywords: automotive, crash warning systems, performance measurement
Research Areas: Instrumentation, Automotive, Measurements, Transportation
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