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Human Factors in Transportation

Liwanag, Joy Lumboy, Eidref Von O

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Goal
Transportation that is Safe Efficient Accessible Environmentally Friendly

Human Factors
In the design and operation of transportation systems and conveyances, must consider the physiological and cognitive capabilities of humans Prevent accidents Increase efficiency Make accessible Provide comfort

Older Drivers
Physical, Sensory, and Cognitive limitations.

Impaired Visually Limited Agility Fatigue


Self Limit Avoid Risks

Safest Among Age Groups In Terms of Exposure, Most Fatalities

Improvements
Vehicle

Following at a Safe Distance Night Driving Lane Change


Signage Lighting

Highway

Quiet Cars
Transportation Can be a Source of Noise Pollution Electric Cars Make Little Noise Pose a Safety Problem to Visually Impaired

Communications
Particular concern: English as a Second Language Signage

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices provides standards for the US There are innovative signs

Announcements

Audio Systems Announcers

Simulators
Used in All Modes of Transportation Used for Conveyance Operator and System Operator

Simulators
Training Research on Human Performance Development of In-Cab or In-Cockpit Systems

Displays
Operators of Conveyance Operators of System Users

Other Areas
Next Generation Air Transportation System Operator Fatigue Risk Perception Conspicuity Crew Size Allocating Tasks to Humans and Automation Physical Demands of Task and Environment

Collaborative Effort
Government Industry Research Institutions