Accession Number : AD0706711

Title :   EFFECT OF THE INTEGRATED BRAKE-ACCELERATOR PEDAL ON REDUCTION OF BRAKE ACTUATION TIME.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : West,Arvid Emerson

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An experiment was performed to evaluate the effect of the integrated brake-accelerator-pedal on the reduction of brake actuation time. The pedals were designed so that the drivers could accelerate with the toe of their right foot while the right foot was resting on the brake. Pedal 1 was of a hinged design and Pedal 2 was of a one piece design. The task was to depress the accelerator to a required level and then depress the entire pedal when a red light was activated. The brake actuation time was the time elapsed between onset of the light and 1/16th inch depression of the pedal. Results showed a significant difference between the pedals.

Descriptors :   (*PASSENGER VEHICLES, *BRAKING), (*VEHICLE BRAKES, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, TIME, SAFETY, CONTROL SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), THESES

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE