Facilities - ARGOS

Automobile for Research in Ergonomics and Safety

We developed ARGOS (the Automobile for Research in Ergonomics and Safety) to measure critical aspects of driver control in the field, under conditions that cannot be reproduced in a laboratory. This multipurpose field research consists of a mid-sized vehicle with extensive instrumentation and sensors hidden within its infrastructure.

Quantitative measurements acquired with ARGOS are comparable to those in SIREN and include variables related to steering wheel position, accelerator and brake pedal position, vehicle speed, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, headway. These electronic data are synchronized with lane-tracking video images, forward-view video images, and driver-gaze video images for analysis of performance on complex tasks such as navigation, multitasking and driver decision-making.

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ARGOS front
ARGOS profile
driver with neckbrace
participant in ARGOS