Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Software tool for the analysis of highway alignments to detect and prevent sun glare vision impairment hazards
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering
Information
Abstract
This paper presents a software tool developed at the Technical University of Madrid to identify and quantify driver vision impairment problems originated by sun glare and to facilitate the design of countermeasures to prevent potential safety hazards caused by these situations. The computer program is based in a methodology previously developed at the University to determine the days and times of the year when sun glare may impair drivers¿ vision on a particular road section depending on its geographical location, the geometric design of the road, and the physical characteristics of its environment. The computer program has been implemented to represent in cylindrical charts the intervening variables and to perform the calculations to determine the times and days in which drivers will experience sun glare vision impairment. The resulting software tool has already been applied in Spain in several studies of singular locations in which sun glare could pose a safety hazard, including tunnel exists, freeway entrance ramps and intersection approaches.
International
Si
Congress
IV International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design
960
Place
Valencia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-8363-556-8
Start Date
02/05/2010
End Date
05/05/2010
From page
118
To page
118
IV International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design Proceedings
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Maria Pardillo Mayora (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Jurado Piña (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de Carreteras I+D (ICID)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)