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ERIC Number: EJ956419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Examining the Impact of "Quiet" Vehicles on the Performance of Orientation and Mobility Tasks by Pedestrians Who Are Blind
Emerson, Robert Wall; Kim, Dae Shik; Naghshineh, Koorosh; Pliskow, Jay; Myers, Kyle
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v105 n12 p745-759 Dec 2011
Participants who are blind discriminated vehicle paths and made crossing decisions for hybrid vehicles with and without artificial sounds added. Several artificial sounds matched the performance of tasks observed with vehicles with internal combustion engines. These data, with previous vehicle-detection results, indicate that selecting artificial sounds for "quiet" vehicles based only on detection data is problematic. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona