Print Email Facebook Twitter The Value of Site-Based Observations Complementary to Naturalistic Driving Observations: A Pilot Study on the Right Turn Manoeuvre Title The Value of Site-Based Observations Complementary to Naturalistic Driving Observations: A Pilot Study on the Right Turn Manoeuvre Author van Nes, N. Christoph, M. Hoedemaeker, M. van der Horst, A.R.A. Publication year 2013 Abstract Naturalistic driving studies are increasingly applied in different shapes and sizes. The European project PROLOGUE has investigated the value and feasibility of a large-scale naturalistic driving study in Europe. Within PROLOGUE several pilot studies have been conducted in different countries. The Dutch field trial investigated the value and feasibility of adding site-based observations to in-vehicle observations. In this trial, one intersection was equipped with cameras for site-based observation. Additionally eight cars were equipped of drivers crossing this intersection regularly. On this small scale, combining the two observation methods turned out to be technically feasible. It was possible to recognise the instrumented vehicles in the site-based video data, to match cases from the different observations and the speed measures from the separate studies appeared to be similar. The value of combining these two observation methods lies in the possibility to enrich the data from one study with complementary data from the other study. The study illustrated that each type of observation has its unique values. From in-vehicle data it is possible to look in detail at the driving behaviour of the participants over time and in different situations. The site-based study offers information about the position and speed of other road users surrounding the participant's vehicle, including vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Two values of adding site-based observations to in-vehicle observations were identified: to obtain more in depth understanding and to relate the behaviour of participants of the naturalistic driving study to behaviour of the full population of drivers (non-participants). For a future (large-scale) naturalistic driving study two research topics are identified that could benefit from these complementary observations: driving behaviour in relation to specific infrastructure and the interaction between drivers and vulnerable road users. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesTrafficMobilityInteraction between vehicles and cyclistsNatulistic driving observationRight turn behaviourSite-based observation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:109c821f-f72d-4166-8bbb-64ac799a3a83 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2013.06.026 TNO identifier 574761 Source Accident Analysis and Prevention, 58, 318-329 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.