Integrates Vehicle, Signal, and Road Lighting into a Unified System
Many people drive many miles after dark and rely on lighting to help them gather information about the road ahead and the presence and intentions of other people on and near the road. With new technology on the industry’s horizon, Lighting forDriving: Roads, Vehicle, Signs and Signals conveys the crucial role lighting plays in road safety and examines how it could be used more effectively.
Authored by a lighting and visibility expert, this book explains the thinking and scientific reasoning behind various forms of lighting and analyzes their contribution to the driver’s understanding of real and potential road hazards. Filled with usefulinformation, this resource straightforwardly addresses a wide range of safety factors encountered in real driving situations, such as weather conditions, complex signage, and driver age. It also deals with the often-ignored consequences of too much light, such as light trespass and sky glow.
Comprehensively Explores the Field, Emphasizing Improved Safety
Vehicle, road, sign, and signal lighting are provided to enable drivers to reach their destinations quickly and safely. However, the attention given to how these forms of lighting function is likely to change as new technology is introduced and understanding of ergonomics and human factors improves. This book effectively illustrates how these forms of lighting can be modified to work together to best provide a coherent flow of information to the driver.
- Details the effects of light spectrum
- Organizes lighting requirements from the perspective of driving tasks rather than technology
- Incorporates a coherent philosophy for lighting based on the supply of visual information
- Provides a review of the latest findings on the most effective use of lighting for road safety
- Examines future trends in road, signal, and vehicle lighting
Driving and Accidents
Markings, Signs, and Traffic Signals
Vehicle Forward Lighting
Vehicle Signal Lighting
Vehicle Interior Lighting
The Interaction Between Road and Vehicle Lighting
Envisioning the Future