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Keywords: Train control, mental models, expert engineer performance, train handling, automation, human factors
Human Error Potential in Human-Automation Interaction: Investigations of Performance in the Locomotive Cab
Keywords: HF; Operator Performance; human performance; Cab Technology Integration Lab; CTIL; simulation; simulator; human-in-the-loop; PTC; Trip Optimizer; TO; workload
Abstract: The study was a simulator-based human-in-the-loop investigation of human-automation interaction, specifically with Positive Train Control (PTC) and Trip Optimizer (TO) systems...
Keywords: New Model for Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accident Prediction and Severity
Abstract: FRA sponsored a research project to develop a new Accident Prediction and Severity Model for highway-rail grade crossings.
FRA sponsored a research project to develop a new Accident Prediction and Severity Model for highway-rail grade crossings.
Keywords: Grade crossing, traffic control device, average annual daily traffic, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, vehicle miles traveled, freight train miles
Abstract: Researchers used both naturalistic driving and simulator data to evaluate driver behavior at grade crossings. Most drivers did not look for trains or prepare to stop regardless...
Researchers used both naturalistic driving and simulator data to evaluate driver behavior at grade crossings. Most drivers did not look for trains or prepare to stop regardless...
Keywords: Positive Train Location, PTL, end-of-train device, ETD, End of Train, EOT, Head of Train, HOT, Positive Train Control, PTC, Global Navigation Satellite System, GNSS, Global Positioning System, GPS
Abstract: The overall goal of the Positive Train Location (PTL) end-of-train (EOT) project was to build on the successes of the PTL Phase II project and further refine the use cases,...