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Naturalistic Driving Study (OBMS Data Analysis)

 

Project Goal:

To Analyze the collected naturalistic driving data from the Onboard Monitoring System (OBMS) Field Operational Test (FOT) in order to assess fatigue and distraction as it relates to crash risk.

 

Background:

The OBMS FOT collected continuous naturalistic driving data for over 200 trucks and buses. This project will analyze the continuous naturalistic driving dataset from the OBMS FOT.

 

Summary:

This study will determine whether driving hour is related to increased crash risk and assess fatigue and distraction as it relates to crash risk. The study will also analyze the data to answer questions regarding risk of SCEs, including: • Hands-free and handheld cell phone use. • Tasks in which drivers engage prior to involvement in SCEs. • Environmental conditions. • Eyes off forward roadway. • Driver drowsiness. • Time-on-task.

 

Milestone

Date

Completed?

Kick-off meeting

10/20/2016

Yes

Conduct peer review

8/14/2017

Yes

Draft final report

1/22/2019

Yes

Final briefing, final report, and research brief

10/10/2019

Yes

Publish Final Report

8/1/2021

Yes

 

Funding:

$ 1,799,676.00

Current Status:

Project is complete. The final report is available at:

https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/57153

Contractor:

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

 

 

Last updated: Tuesday, September 7, 2021