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Blueprint for a Simulation Framework to Increase Driver Training Safety in North America: Case Study

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The Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
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Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
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Gilbane Building Company, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
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Warsaw Central School District, Warsaw, NY 14569, USA
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Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
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The Boeing Company, Los Angeles, CA 90245, USA
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Williamsville Central School District, Williamsville, NY 14051, USA
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Honda R&D America’s Inc., Raymond, OH 43067, USA
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Adient, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
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GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH 45215, USA
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Edwards Vacuum, Sanborn, NY 14132, USA
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Department of Psychology, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
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Academic Editor: Garrett Mattos
Received: 29 December 2020 / Revised: 3 March 2021 / Accepted: 15 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Driving Simulator)
Despite numerous recent advances in the classroom and in-vehicle driver training and education over the last quarter-century, traffic accidents remain a leading cause of mortality for young adults—particularly, those between the ages of 16 and 19. Obviously, despite recent advances in conventional driver training (e.g., classroom, in-vehicle, Graduated Driver Licensing programs), this remains a critical public safety and public health concern. As advanced vehicle technologies continue to evolve, so too does the unintended potential for mechanical, visual, and/or cognitive driver distraction and adverse safety events on national highways. For these reasons, a physics-based modeling and high-fidelity simulation have great potential to serve as a critical supplementary component of a near-future teen-driver training framework. Here, a case study is presented that examines the specification, development, and deployment of a “blueprint” for a simulation framework intended to increase driver training safety in North America. A multi-measure assessment of simulated driver performance was developed and instituted, including quantitative (e.g., simulator-measured), qualitative (e.g., evaluator-observed), and self-report metrics. Preliminary findings are presented, along with a summary of novel contributions through the deployment of the training framework, as well as planned improvements and suggestions for future directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: driving simulation; physics-based modeling; human factors; driver training; driver education; safety; public health; modeling and simulation (M&S) driving simulation; physics-based modeling; human factors; driver training; driver education; safety; public health; modeling and simulation (M&S)
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Hulme, K.F.; Lim, R.S.A.; Bauer, M.; Hatten, N.; Destro, H.; Switzer, B.; Dequesnay, J.-A.; Cashmore, R.; Duncan, I., Jr.; Abraham, A.; Deutsch, J.; Bald, N.; Fabiano, G.A.; Lewis, K.E. Blueprint for a Simulation Framework to Increase Driver Training Safety in North America: Case Study. Safety 2021, 7, 24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020024

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Hulme KF, Lim RSA, Bauer M, Hatten N, Destro H, Switzer B, Dequesnay J-A, Cashmore R, Duncan I Jr., Abraham A, Deutsch J, Bald N, Fabiano GA, Lewis KE. Blueprint for a Simulation Framework to Increase Driver Training Safety in North America: Case Study. Safety. 2021; 7(2):24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020024

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Hulme, Kevin F., Rachel S.A. Lim, Meghan Bauer, Nailah Hatten, Helena Destro, Brenden Switzer, Jodie-Ann Dequesnay, Rebecca Cashmore, Ian Duncan Jr., Anand Abraham, Jacob Deutsch, Nichaela Bald, Gregory A. Fabiano, and Kemper E. Lewis 2021. "Blueprint for a Simulation Framework to Increase Driver Training Safety in North America: Case Study" Safety 7, no. 2: 24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020024

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