Design and Development of a Bus Simulator for Bus Driver

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorn, Lisa Muncie, Helen 2010-06-28T14:19:00Z 2010-06-28T14:19:00Z 2006
dc.description.abstract The bus industry is plagued by high accident costs and risks of passenger injuries. A bus simulator may offer a method of reducing accident rates by delivering targeted training to bus drivers who are most at risk. The first part of this thesis describes the design of the UK's first bus simulator, the fidelity of which was based on a thorough analysis of bus crashes. The second part describes the first studies in a multi-staged method to evaluate the training effectiveness of the simulator: face validity, effects of bus driver experience and stress on simulated performance and simulator sickness. This approach ensured that the ABS has a reasonable level of fidelity, is capable of eliciting behaviourally valid responses from bus drivers and is the first step is achieving training transfer effectiveness. The final study investigated the occurrence of self-bias in bus drivers. The conclusions drove the design of simulated scenarios to be used for bus driver training. Keywords: Bus, Simulator, Fidelity, Validity, Accidents, Driving, Stress, Training en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University, 2006. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder. en_UK
dc.subject Bus en_UK
dc.subject Simulator en_UK
dc.subject Fidelity en_UK
dc.subject Validity en_UK
dc.subject Accidents en_UK
dc.subject Driving en_UK
dc.subject Stress en_UK
dc.subject Training en_UK
dc.title Design and Development of a Bus Simulator for Bus Driver en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK

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