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Influence of headlamp lighting parameters on nighttime sight distance
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Carreteras
Datos
Descripción
Despite the higher accident rates during night driving compared to those in daylight, little research has been conducted on nighttime highway safety. Nighttime sight distance is one of the most relevant factors in night driving. Current design guides provide two dimensional models to study nighttime sight distance in order to design sag vertical curves. These models may, nonetheless, underestimate or overestimate the available sight distance because they do not take account of possible combinations with horizontal alignment nor the actual roadside obstructions. It is therefore necessary to develop a three-dimensional (3D) procedure capable of analyzing the available sight distance under nighttime conditions. This way, it is possible to set the basis of nighttime driving safety research. Thus the study of nighttime sight distance could help in determining whether highway geometric design or headlamp features may influence accident-prone locations. The aim of this study is to analyze the influence of the headlamp lighting parameters on real highways and compare the nighttime sight distance outcome to that in daylight. A GIS-based application for sight distance studies with a specific tool for nighttime sight distance has been used. The headlamp parameters studied were beam range, headlamp height, upward divergence angle and horizontal spread angle. The analysis has been carried out on different real highways, which enabled the study of the influence of each parameter on different 3D alignments.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering 2016
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Belgrado, Serbia
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-86-916153-3-8
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
24/11/2016
Fecha fin congreso
25/11/2016
Desde la página
88
Hasta la página
94
Título de las actas
International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering
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Participantes
  • Autor: Cesar de Santos Berbel (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Castro Malpica (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Iglesias Martinez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Acústica Arquitectónica
  • Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de Carreteras I+D (ICID)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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