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Naturalistic Driving Studies: Literature Review and Planning for the Australian Naturalistic Driving Study

Regan, M, Williamson, A, Grzebieta, R H, Tao, L (Peer reviewed)


ACRS conference 2012

The Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) is a research method with great potential to complement existing methods for collecting data on driver performance and behavior in normal, impaired and safety-critical situations. However, to date, no large-scale NDS projects have been undertaken in Australia. In this paper, naturalistic driving studies that have been undertaken previously are reviewed, the advantages for Australia in running large-scale naturalistic driving studies are discussed, and a project, led by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, is described that will culminate in the country’s first large-scale NDS.