Abstract

The blind spot of automobiles has been a critical issue in driving safety performance. Side mirrors that use an aspheric shape to achieve a wider angle rather than conventional spherical or flat mirrors have been recently permitted from European Union safety regulations. However, these mirrors also cause difficulty in perceiving the speed and distance of an approaching vehicle in the aspheric mirror zones with their decreasing radii of curvature. We demonstrated new side mirrors showing a stable vehicle image by inserting a horizontally progressive zone between the two outer spherical zones used for the far and near views.

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Z. Habib and M. Sakai, Comput. Aided Des. 39, 125 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2003

J. Wang, R. Gulliver, and F. Santosa, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 64, 277 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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J. Luoma, M. J. Flannagan, and M. Sivak, Transp. Hum. Factors 2, 279 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998

J. Loos, G. Greiner, and H. Seidel, Comput. Aided Des. 30, 595 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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D. J. Walton and D. S. Meek, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 72, 85 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Blanco, M.

J. F. Morgan and M. Blanco, “Synthesis study of light vehicle non-planar mirror research,” NHTSA DOT HS 811–328, 47 (2010).

Flannagan, M. J.

J. Luoma, M. J. Flannagan, and M. Sivak, Transp. Hum. Factors 2, 279 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Greiner, G.

J. Loos, G. Greiner, and H. Seidel, Comput. Aided Des. 30, 595 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gulliver, R.

J. Wang, R. Gulliver, and F. Santosa, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 64, 277 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Habib, Z.

Z. Habib and M. Sakai, Comput. Aided Des. 39, 125 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hicks, R. A.

Loos, J.

J. Loos, G. Greiner, and H. Seidel, Comput. Aided Des. 30, 595 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Luoma, J.

J. Luoma, M. J. Flannagan, and M. Sivak, Transp. Hum. Factors 2, 279 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Meek, D. S.

D. J. Walton and D. S. Meek, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 72, 85 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Morgan, J. F.

J. F. Morgan and M. Blanco, “Synthesis study of light vehicle non-planar mirror research,” NHTSA DOT HS 811–328, 47 (2010).

O’Day, S. M.

S. M. O’Day, “Binocular disparity in aspherical mirrors,” SAE Technical Paper 980918 (1998).

Piegel, L.

L. Piegel and W. Tiller, The Nurbs Book (Springer, 1997).

Sakai, M.

Z. Habib and M. Sakai, Comput. Aided Des. 39, 125 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Santosa, F.

J. Wang, R. Gulliver, and F. Santosa, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 64, 277 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Seidel, H.

J. Loos, G. Greiner, and H. Seidel, Comput. Aided Des. 30, 595 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sivak, M.

J. Luoma, M. J. Flannagan, and M. Sivak, Transp. Hum. Factors 2, 279 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tiller, W.

L. Piegel and W. Tiller, The Nurbs Book (Springer, 1997).

Walton, D. J.

D. J. Walton and D. S. Meek, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 72, 85 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

J. Wang, R. Gulliver, and F. Santosa, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 64, 277 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Comput. Aided Des.

Z. Habib and M. Sakai, Comput. Aided Des. 39, 125 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Loos, G. Greiner, and H. Seidel, Comput. Aided Des. 30, 595 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Comput. Appl. Math.

D. J. Walton and D. S. Meek, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 72, 85 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

SIAM J. Appl. Math.

J. Wang, R. Gulliver, and F. Santosa, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 64, 277 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Transp. Hum. Factors

J. Luoma, M. J. Flannagan, and M. Sivak, Transp. Hum. Factors 2, 279 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. F. Morgan and M. Blanco, “Synthesis study of light vehicle non-planar mirror research,” NHTSA DOT HS 811–328, 47 (2010).

L. Piegel and W. Tiller, The Nurbs Book (Springer, 1997).

S. M. O’Day, “Binocular disparity in aspherical mirrors,” SAE Technical Paper 980918 (1998).

“Study of diver performance/acceptance using aspheric mirrors in light vehicle applications,” NHTSA DOT HS 810-959, 33 (2008).

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