Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport

Series editor: Lisa Dorn, Driving Research Group, Department of Human Factors, Cranfield University, UK; Gerald Matthews, Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida, USA and Ian Glendon, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport

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  • Today's society confronts major land transport problems. Human and financial costs of road vehicle crashes and rail incidents are increasing, with road vehicle crashes predicted to become the third largest cause of death and injury globally by 2020. Several social trends pose threats to safety, including increasing vehicle ownership and traffic congestion, advancing technological complexity at the human-vehicle interface, population ageing in the developed world, and ever greater numbers of younger vehicle drivers in the developing world.

    Ashgate's Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport series makes a timely contribution to these issues by focusing on human and organisational aspects of road and rail safety. The series responds to increasing demands for safe, efficient, economical and environmentally-friendly land-based transport. It does this by reporting on state-of-the-art science that may be applied to reduce vehicle collisions and improve vehicle usability as well as enhancing driver wellbeing and satisfaction. It achieves this by disseminating new theoretical and empirical research generated by specialists in the behavioural and allied disciplines, including traffic and transportation psychology, human factors and ergonomics.

    The series addresses such topics as driver behaviour and training, in-vehicle technology, driver health and driver assessment. Specially commissioned works from internationally recognised experts provide authoritative accounts of leading approaches to real-world problems in this important field.
  • For more information on how to submit a book proposal to the series, please contact Guy Loft, at gloft@ashgatepublishing.com.
  • About the series editor: Dr Lisa Dorn is Director of the Driving Research Group, Department of Human Factors, at Cranfield University. Dr Gerald Matthews is Research Professor at the Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida. Dr Ian Glendon is Associate Professor of Psychology at Griffith University, Queensland.