The effect of tire grip on learning driving skill and driving style: A driving simulator study

  • Published: Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour, 15(4), 413-426, 2012
  • Authors: De Groot, S., Centeno Ricote, F., & De Winter, J. C. F.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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Objectives:

To examine the effects of degrading performance (in this case reduced tyre grip) during training on later retention.

Methodology:

Simulator trial with four training drivers (with low, medium or high grip) followed by transfer drives (one the same day, one the next day) with normal grip tyres.

Key Findings:

  • Reduced tyre grip during training led to lower speeds in transfer drives.

Keywords:

Driver training, driving skill, driving style, retention performance, driving simulator.

Comments:

This simulator study is interesting in that it potentially shows how giving drivers insight into their limitations can lead to these drivers taking greater care (by reducing speed).

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