G. Bulumulle and L. Bölöni

A Study of the Automobile Blind-Spots' Spatial Dimensions and Angle of Orientation on Side-Sweep Accidents


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G. Bulumulle and L. Bölöni. A Study of the Automobile Blind-Spots' Spatial Dimensions and Angle of Orientation on Side-Sweep Accidents. In Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation: DEVS Integrative MS Symposium (TMS/DEVS-16), pp. 18:1–18:6, April 2016.

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Abstract:

This study investigates the impact of the spatial dimensions and angle of orientation of automobile blind spots during side-sweep accidents. A simulation framework was created that models in detail the situational awareness and decisions of the driver (e.g., checking mirrors before initiating a lane change). The simulation takes into account the detailed position of the blind spots, which depend on the geometry of the windows and mirrors of the vehicle. Using this simulator, a study was performed to evaluate the correlation between the magnitude and the orientation of the blind spots, the frequency of side-sweep accidents in various conditions (e.g., traffic density and relative velocity) and time to change the lane. Also, the number of side-sweep accidents was studied depending on the percentage and how often drivers look before changing lanes and drivers who failed to check their mirrors before a lane change.

BibTeX:

@inproceedings{Bulumulle-2016-DEVS,
   title = "A Study of the Automobile Blind-Spots' Spatial Dimensions and Angle of Orientation on Side-Sweep Accidents",
   author = "G. Bulumulle and L. B{\"o}l{\"o}ni",
   booktitle = "Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation: DEVS Integrative MS Symposium (TMS/DEVS-16)",
   pages = {18:1--18:6},
   year = "2016",
   month = "April",
   abstract = {
   This study investigates the impact of the spatial dimensions and angle of orientation of automobile blind spots during side-sweep accidents. A simulation framework was created that models in detail the situational awareness and decisions of the driver (e.g., checking mirrors before initiating a lane change). The simulation takes into account the detailed position of the blind spots, which depend on the geometry of the windows and mirrors of the vehicle. Using this simulator, a study was performed to evaluate the correlation between the magnitude and the orientation of the blind spots, the frequency of side-sweep accidents in various conditions (e.g., traffic density and relative velocity) and time to change the lane. Also, the number of side-sweep accidents was studied depending on the percentage and how often drivers look before changing lanes and drivers who failed to check their mirrors before a lane change.
   }
}

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