Human Factors in Transportation: Social and Technological Evolution Across Maritime, Road, Rail, and Aviation Domains

Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Andrea Vallicelli, Neville A. Stanton, Steven J. Landry

© 2016 - CRC Press
Published August 25, 2016
Reference - 451 Pages - 106 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498726177 - CAT# K25818
Series: Industrial and Systems Engineering Series

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Features

  • Examines the differences between developing transportation activities for all modes
  • Explores the role of human factors in safety and security in specific fields of transportation
  • Highlights the possible relations and strategies between transportation, aging, and disabilities
  • Proposes new concepts for the management of the increasing amounts of information and communications onboard
  • Analyses reaction times and human errors related to physical or cognitive performances

Summary

More and more the most traditional and typical applied ergonomics issues of the activities related to sea shipping, vehicle driving, and flying are required to deal with some emerging topics related to the growing automatism and manning reduction, the ICT’s advances and pervasiveness, and the new demographic and social phenomena, such as aging or multiculturalism.

With contributions from expert researchers, professionals, and doctoral students from a wide number of countries such as Australia, Austria, Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA, this multi-contributed book will explore traditional and emerging topics of Human Factors centered around the maritime, road, rail, and aviation transportation domains.

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