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2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1384
Richard Young, Jing Zhang
In this age of the Internet of Things, people expect in-vehicle interfaces to work just like a smartphone. Our understanding of the reality of in-vehicle interfaces is quite contrary to that. We review the fundamental principles and metrics for automotive visual-manual driver distraction guidelines. We note the rise in portable device usage in vehicles, and debunk the myth of increased crash risk when conversing on a wireless device. We advocate that portable electronic device makers such as Apple and Google should adopt driver distraction guidelines for application developers (whether for tethered or untethered device use in the vehicle). We present two design implications relevant to safe driving. First, the Rule of Platform Appropriateness: design with basic principles of ergonomics, and with driver’s limited visual, manual and cognitive capacity, in mind. Second, the Rule of Simplicity: thoughtful reduction in the complexity of in-vehicle interfaces.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1387
Richard Young
This study revises the odds ratios (ORs) of secondary tasks estimated by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), who conducted the 100-Car naturalistic driving study. An independent and objective re-counting and re-analysis of all secondary tasks observed in the 100-Car databases removed misclassification errors and epidemiological biases. The corrected estimates of secondary task crude OR and Population Attributable Risk Percent (PAR%) for crashes and near-crashes vs. a random baseline were substantially lower for almost every secondary task, compared to the VTTI estimates previously reported. These corrected estimates were then adjusted for confounding from demographics, time of day, weekday-weekend, and closeness to junction by employing secondary task counts from a matched baseline from a later VTTI 100-Car analysis. This matched baseline caused most OR estimates to decline even further.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1390
Venk Kandadai, Helen Loeb, Guyrandy Jean-Gilles, Catherine McDonald, Andrew Winston, Thomas Seacrist, Flaura Winston
Driving simulators offer a safe alternative to on-road driving for the evaluation of performance. In addition, simulated drives allow for controlled manipulations of traffic situations producing a more consistent and objective assessment experience and outcome measure of crash risk. Our team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed a Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA) to reliably assess driving performance. In addition to work we previously presented on validation of the SDA (14B-0315) and data reduction routines, called DriveLab (14-B-0314), we developed a series of software routines, called “LiveMetrics,” to effectively convert reduced data generated from the DriveLab routines into a graphical report.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0370
Modar Horani, Osamah Rawashdeh
Traditional Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control systems are reactive by design and largely dependent on the on-board sensory data available on a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus. The increasingly common Internet connectivity offered in today’s vehicles, through infotainment and telematic systems, makes data available that may be used to improve current HVAC systems. This includes real-time outside relative humidity, ambient temperature, precipitation (i.e., rain, snow, etc.), and weather forecasts. This data, combined with position and route information of the vehicle, may be used to provide a more comfortable experience to vehicle occupants in addition to improving driver visibility through more intelligent humidity, and defrost control. While the possibility of improving HVAC control utilizing internet connectivity seems obvious, it is still currently unclear as to what extent.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1388
Tatsuya Iwasa, Toshihiro Hashimoto
We have developed a bench test method to assess the driver distraction caused by workloads of using infotainment systems. In a previous study, we found that the method can assess not only visual-manual tasks but also auditory-vocal tasks. The workloads are evaluated from performances of both pedal tracking (PT) and detection response task (DRT) during while performing secondary tasks. We can conduct the method with simple apparatuses such as a gaming pedal and a PC. The aim of this study is to verify the reproducibility of the PT-DRT. Experiments were conducted at three different regions and different experimenters in the US in the same procedure. We used two kinds of visual-manual tasks and two kinds of auditory-vocal tasks as secondary tasks and set two different levels of workload for each of all the kinds of tasks.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0224
Patrick Shelly
With the dramatic mismatch between consumer handheld devices and automobiles in terms of product lifespan and the speed at which new features are deployed, vehicle manufacturers are faced with a dilemma. If the vehicle full of Embedded Software is to succeed, there needs to be a secure and accessible method to update software in a vehicle’s infotainment and telematics systems, in order to add new features and version updates. This session will explore available options for updating and extending the software capability of an infotainment system, in an effort to address the lifecycle mismatch between automobiles and consumer devices.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1389
Yu Zhang, Linda Angell, Silviu Pala, Ifushi Shimonomoto
The need to provide both connectivity and safety to today’s driver presents an enormous challenge to the automotive industry. A holistic solution for this challenge is to minimize driver distraction and enhance driving safety at the design phase. This creates an immediate need for techniques that can objectively evaluate the demand associated with human machine interfaces (HMIs). The study presented here assessed the feasibility of one promising approach for objective evaluation of HMIs, which compares the workload of in-vehicle tasks to the workload associated with “comparison tasks” or “benchmarking tasks.” In this study, participants drove a production vehicle (Ford Explorer 2013) while performing two types of benchmarking tasks as well as radio tasks (which used the vehicle’s embedded system). All the tests were conducted on a 3-mile oval test track. Participants performed all tasks on a straight segment of the track.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1386
Devin SJ Caplow-Munro, Helen Loeb, Venk Kandadai, Flaura Winston
Inadequate situation awareness and response are increasingly recognized as prevalent critical errors that lead to young driver crashes. In order to assess a young driver’s key driving performance indicators (including situation awareness), our team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia developed and validated a Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA) in which drivers are safely and reproducibly exposed to the most prevalent potential serious crash scenarios. Many of the standardized safety measures can be calculated in near real-time from simulator variables. Assessment of situation awareness, however, largely relies on time-consuming data reduction and video coding. The objective of this research was to develop a near real-time automated method for analyzing general direction and location of driver’s gaze in order to assess situation awareness.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1385
Li Hsieh, Sean Seaman, Richard Young
As advanced electronic technology continues to be integrated into in-vehicle and portable devices, it is important to understand how drivers handle multitasking in order to maintain safe driving while reducing driver distraction. NHTSA has made driver distraction mitigation a major initiative. Currently, several types of Detection Response Tasks (DRTs) for assessing selective attention by detecting and responding to visual or tactile events while driving have been under development by an ISO WG8 DRT group. Among these DRTs, the tactile version (TDRT) is considered as a sensitive surrogate measure for driver attention without visual-manual interference in driving, according to the ISO DRT Draft Standard. In our previous study of cognitive demand, our results showed that the TDRT is the only surrogate DRT task with an acute sensitivity to a cognitive demand increase in an auditory-vocal task (i.e., n-Back verbal working memory task).
2015-02-23
WIP Standard
J1939/84
The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to verify that vehicles and/or components are capable of communicating a required set of information, in accordance with the diagnostic messages specified in SAE J1939-73, to fulfill the off-board diagnostic tool interface requirements contained in the government regulations cited below. This document describes the tests, methods, and results for verifying diagnostic communications from an off board diagnostic tool (i.e., scan tool) to a vehicle and/or component. SAE members have generated this document to serve as a guide for testing vehicles for compliance with ARB and other requirements for emissions-related on-board diagnostic (OBD) functions for heavy duty engines used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. The development of HD OBD regulations by US EPA and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) require that diagnostic message services are exercised to evaluate diagnostic communication standardization requirements on production vehicles.
2015-02-18
WIP Standard
J2945/1
Interface performance specifications and IEEE 802.11, IEEE 1609 and J2735 standards profiles for the V2V interface
2015-02-18
Standard
J1939/84_201502
The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to verify that vehicles and/or components are capable of communicating a required set of information, in accordance with the diagnostic messages specified in SAE J1939-73, to fulfill the off-board diagnostic tool interface requirements contained in the government regulations cited below. This document describes the tests, methods, and results for verifying diagnostic communications from an off board diagnostic tool (i.e., scan tool) to a vehicle and/or component. SAE members have generated this document to serve as a guide for testing vehicles for compliance with ARB and other requirements for emissions-related on-board diagnostic (OBD) functions for heavy duty engines used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. The development of HD OBD regulations by US EPA and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) require that diagnostic message services are exercised to evaluate diagnostic communication standardization requirements on production vehicles.
2015-01-27
WIP Standard
J2945/6
This standard defines the data exchange will be necessary for coordinated maneuvers and that definition of the categories should start with differentiating Platooning and CACC, then determining message sets and performance to realize cooperative vehicles. It is an important step in realizing the role of vehicle-to-x communication with automated vehicles.
2015-01-26
WIP Standard
J2945/9
To determine Vulnerable Road User use cases enabled by Cooperative ITS. To identity relevant SAE DSRC Technical Committee standardization activities and define output support VRU applications. To make recommendations for performance levels, links to existing standards and as necessary, embark on new standard development.
2015-01-15
Standard
J2610_201501
The purpose of this SAE Information Report is to specify the requirements necessary to fully define the Serial Data Communication Interface (SCI) used in the reprogramming of emission-related powertrain Electronic Control Units (ECU) in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles. It is intended to satisfy new regulations proposed by the federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulatory agencies regarding "pass-thru programming" of all On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) compliant emission-related powertrain devices. These requirements are necessary to provide independent automotive service organizations and after-market scan tool suppliers the ability to reprogram emission-related powertrain ECUs for all manufacturers of automotive vehicles. Specifically, this document details the SCI physical layer and SCI data link layer requirements necessary to establish communications between a diagnostic tester and an ECU.
2015-01-15
Standard
J3054_201501
This Technical Information Report defines the diagnostic communication protocol TP1.6. This document should be used in conjunction with SAE J2534-2 in order to fully implement the communication protocol in an SAE J2534 interface. Some Volkswagen of America and Audi of America vehicles are equipped with ECU(s), in which a TP1.6 proprietary diagnostic communication protocol is implemented. The purpose of this document is to specify the requirements necessary to implement the communication protocol in an SAE J2534 interface. This Technical Information Report describes how a tester can be connected to a vehicle to perform diagnostics using the TP1.6 protocol. Details regarding ECU to ECU communication have been left out.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0236
Zhiteng Zhou, Yaohua He, Dong Wang
Abstract Aiming to meet vehicle driving safety requirements in automakers, this essay firstly discusses the application of vehicle driving wandering test system. And the real-time performance and reliability of wireless AP communication are the premise in this test system. However, when the test situation is changed especially in strong electromagnetic situation, the communication will be easily interrupted, leading to the delay problem. In order to maintain the real-time performance, this essay proposes an improvement method through analyzing the timeline of dynamic communication progress from the perspective of transport layer in TCP/IP protocol. Then, based on the analysis of Markov Chain model of the communication process, it also discusses the potential factors of the delay problem and puts forward the time division strategy which can effectively complete the authentication in real-time.
2015-01-06
Magazine
Hard to answer Technical and personal issues make it challenging to link smartphones to vehicles. New OGeco hybrid transmission is a space-saver Finding space for an electric motor, battery, and all the controls that go with them while still providing sufficient 5-passenger cabin room and trunk/luggage capacity is a challenge. Mazda enters subcompact crossover segment Mazda dove into the burgeoning market for subcompact crossover SUVs with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show introduction of the CX-3, a stylish new tall wagon built on the platform of the new Mazda2/Demio.
2014-12-03
Standard
J3005_201412
The scope of the document is to define communication best practices in order to minimize problems for the vehicle owner when installing equipment which has a permanently or semi-permanently diagnostic communication device connected to the SAE J1962 connector or hardwired directly to the in-vehicle network.
2014-12-02
Magazine
2015 Hot Technologies Our annual year-end review of new and significant technology applications for the upcoming model year's vehicles. Can Toyota's Mirai be the next Prius? Toyota's first fuel-cell car has a range of 300 miles, fills up in 5 minutes, and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 9 seconds. Integrated automotive gateway can enable connected cars One of the biggest challenges connected cars pose is the integration of information and consumer electronics into the car and ensuring connectivity among them.
2014-11-07
WIP Standard
AS5659/4
This specification provides guidance for the physical layer of optical networks which use Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), within the SAE AS5659 WDM LAN specifications document family. The physical layer consists of cabling and connectors which provide the optical interconnections between the components and portions of the network. Performance requirements for general link connections- called the physical layer- are described. Specific sets of documents are identified, corresponding to each of several environments, which describe physical layer design, installation, maintenance, and training.
2014-11-07
WIP Standard
AS5659/2
This document describes the Client Adaptation Element (CAE), the set of functions that provides access and aggregation capability for the WDM LAN, within the SAE AS5659 WDM LAN specifications document family. In the WDM LAN, the CAE fits in between the Optical Backbone, which provides transmission of data over the transparent network, and the clients which the network serves. The complexity of the CAE depends on the types and number of clients.
2014-11-07
WIP Standard
AS5659/3
This document describes network management and control facilities for the WDM LAN, within the SAE AS5659 WDM LAN specifications document family. Unlike like point-to-point solutions, networks require a control plane to allocate the shared network resources and a management plane which provides a disciplined approach to configuring and monitoring the network. Within a Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) environment, management and control provides wavelength selection and routing for traffic that is processed. The extent of network management and control depends on the design of the network, and can range from hardwired wavelengths to dynamic wavelength allocation with damage recovery.
2014-11-07
WIP Standard
AS5659/1
This document provides a specification for the WDM Optical Backbone Network (OBN) within the SAE AS5659 WDM LAN specifications document family. The specification applies to any optical network which uses Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) in any optical media, and describes a transparent optical network that contains optical components (i.e. without Optical-to-Electrical conversion). The specification describes optical network elements (ONE) that perform optical transport, optical add/drop, optical amplification, optical routing, and optical switching functions. Performance limits are given for conforming optical signal interfaces and transfer functions for the ONEs, as well as architectures comprising combinations of them. This specification will enable network and systems engineers to design and use scalable and upgradable WDM based optical networks aboard mobile platforms.
2014-10-07
Magazine
Outlook for autonomous driving includes cloud Connectivity with off-board data and services and among vehicles will be crucial in maintaining safety and security in future autonomous vehicles. The next wave of crash simulation As computing speed has improved and software itself has made significant speed and performance gains with each release, modeling tools are now quick enough to build high-quality, large, high-detail vehicle models in a very efficient manner. SAE 2014 Convergence preview Interest in advanced driver-assistance technologies is surging, with automotive engineers and decision makers at OEMs and suppliers working feverishly on the convenience vs. safety trade-off and other electronics-related challenges. Cooled EGR shows benefits for gasoline engines Exhaust gas recirculation systems now in use on diesel engines are used mainly to meet emissions regulations. In gasoline engines, they are an appealing way to meet ever more stringent fuel-economy standards
2014-10-01
Standard
CMB6_9
The functional and/or physical characteristics or hardware/software as set forth in technical documentation and achieved in a product. What is Configuration Management? A discipline applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance to (a) identify and document the functional and physical characteristics of a configuration item, (b) control changes to those characteristics, and (c) record and report change processing and implementation status.
2014-10-01
Standard
CMB6_6
The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles involved in the Review and Configuration Audit process. It is intended for an individual who has completed a basic introductory course in CM and who requires the deeper knowledge of a CM practitioner rather than a superficial overview. Technical review and product audit practices described in this text are based on Government requirements. This emphasis is made because the Department of Defense DOD) represents a major customer of goods and services and because the referenced specifications and standards reflect good business practices refined over many years of usage. For commercial companies producing items for other companies or the public, many of these reviews and audits may not be formally implemented. They are, however, an integral and essential part of the systems engineering process.
2014-10-01
Standard
CMB6_5
This text will cover the details of the status accounting function. Identification, audits, and control are covered in other textbooks. It is the intent of the authors that this status accounting text will serve a broad general population of managers engaged in development, manufacturing, and distribution of both commerical and military items. The figures in this text provide illustrations of sample data which might be required and sample formats that might be used by your organization in accomplishing status accounting. You will have to make the decisions about the exact content and format appropriate for your project and/or facility based on the information contained in this text.
2014-10-01
Standard
CMB6_4
The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles involved in the configuration control process. It is intended for an individual who has completed a basic introductory course in CM and who requires the deeper knowledge of a CM practitioner rather than a superficial overview. The overall objective of configuration management is to guarantee the buyer that a given product is what it was intended to be, functionally and physically as defined by contractual drawings and specifications, and to identify the configuration to the lowest level of assembly required to assure repeatable performance, quality, maintainability and reliability in all units of the same product.
2014-10-01
Standard
CMB6_3
Overview of Confiaurat.on Manaaement. To manage the development and procurement of modern-day hardware and software systems, the project management concept and many engineering, logistic, and management disciplines have developed over the years. Configuration Management (CM) is the special name that has been coined to describe those specialized engineering management practices used by industry and the Government to define and control items (sometimes referred to as configuration items (CIS)) in their inventories. CM supports the establishment of a product service network for all hardware, software, and supporting data in the form of drawings, design documents, operating manuals, repair instructions, etc., being developed, and ensures the continued serviceability of these items as changes are made throughout their service lives.
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