Does listening to music while driving a car enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents? This is the first full-length text to explore the subject. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction and inattention, but this book is the first to focus on in-cabin aural backgrounds of music as a contributing factor to human error and traffic violations.
In-Vehicle Corpus and Signal Processing for Driver Behavior is comprised of expanded papers from the third biennial DSPinCARS held in Istanbul in June 2007. The goal is to bring together scholars working on the latest techniques, standards, and emerging deployment on this central field of living at the age of wireless communications, smart vehicles, and human-machine-assisted safer and comfortable driving. Topics covered in this book include: improved vehicle safety; safe driver assistance systems; smart vehicles; wireless LAN-based vehicular location information processing; EEG emotion recognition systems; and new methods for predicting driving actions using driving signals. In-Vehicle Corpus and Signal Processing for Driver Behavior is appropriate for researchers, engineers, and professionals working in signal processing technologies, next generation vehicle design, and networks for mobile platforms.
The UR:BAN MV project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi focused specifically on the user of future vehicle assistance and information systems. In the case of advanced driver assistance systems for urban areas, the primary emphasis is safety in combination with efficiency and comfort. Research institutes and automotive industry have investigated human-vehicle interaction and behaviour of different traffic participants.This book gives a unique and comprehensive insight into the results. Driver assistance and information systems were optimized for use in urban settings. Furthermore, innovative test regimes for controllability testing and new evaluation techniques like networked simulators and virtual reality test-beds are described including statistical methodologies.
Includes decisions of the Supreme Court and various intermediate and lower courts of record; May/Aug. 1888-Sept../Dec. 1895, Superior Court of New York City; Mar./Apr. 1926-Dec. 1937/Jan. 1938, Court of Appeals.
Driver - Are you in this book? Passenger - read this and know your driver.Learner - Don't drive like some of these eejits.Pedestrian - Wake up and get it sorted.Be warned. Know what to look for and be aware of other drivers' potential for causing havoc.The more you look, the more you'll see.An alternative look at driving with some entertaining and slightly scary stories.It's not about good driving - it's about not driving bad.Get off the road you bums.Get out of my sight!
Despite a growing body of research and targeted remediation, teenage and novice drivers continue to be six to nine times more likely to die in a crash than they are when they are just a few years older. The World Health Organization reports that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death globally among 15 to 19 year olds. In light of these crash statistics, understanding the teen driver problem remains of paramount public health importance around the world. The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy, and Directions provides critical knowledge for a broad range of potential readers, including students, teachers, researchers in academics, industry and the federal government, public policy makers at all levels, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers, driving instructors, and parents and their teens.
Author John Mittendorf has completely rewritten his best-selling book, Truck Company Operations, a must-have for all firefighters who are assigned to the truck and who have responsibilities for the truck on the fireground. The new second edition covers the many aspects, tasks, and functions of a truck company, and contains new and expanded information related to search, reading a building, reading smoke, the Ten Commandments of truck company operations, operating truck apparatus, and more--all from a truck company perspective.