Simulators for Transportation Human Factors: Research and Practice

Mark S. Young, Michael G. Lenné

July 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 350 Pages
ISBN 9781472411433 - CAT# Y251965
Series: The Human Factors of Simulation and Assessment Series

USD$149.95

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Features

  • Discusses traditional uses of simulators in transport (such as pilot training and automotive research) as well as less common applications (including driver training and rail research).
  • Designed to appeal to a broad audience of transport researchers and practitioners across academia and industry who focus on human factors and performance assessment.
  • Focuses on simulator use rather than simulator development, but there is information in here that can help those looking to develop a functional requirements specification for a simulator.

Summary

Simulation continues to be a growth area in transportation human factors. From empirical studies in the laboratory to the latest training techniques in the field, simulators offer myriad benefits for the experimenter and the practitioner. This book draws together current trends in research and training simulators for the road, rail, air and sea sectors to inform the reader how to maximize both validity and cost-effectiveness in each case. Simulators for Transportation Human Factors provides a valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners in transportation human factors on the use of simulators, giving readers concrete examples and case studies of how simulators have been developed and used in empirical research as well as training applications. It offers useful and usable information on the functional requirements of simulators without the need for any background knowledge on the technical aspects, focusing on the state of the art of research and applications in transport simulators rather than the state of the art of simulation technology. The book covers simulators in operational terms instead of task simulation/modelling and provides a useful balance between a bottom-up, academic approach and a top-down, practical perspective.

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