Driver training system

  • US 6,227,862 B1
  • Filed: 02/12/1999
  • Issued: 05/08/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for training teenage motor vehicle drivers comprising the steps of:

  • using prerecorded audio/visual presentations to provide training in areas of lifestyle, hazardous driving risk and safe driving benefit perception, visual search, speed adjustment, vehicle to vehicle speed management and hazard detection;

    using computer based training to supplement the audio/video presentation training in the areas of lifestyle, hazardous driving risk and safe driving benefit perception, visual search, speed adjustment, vehicle to vehicle speed management and hazard detection;

    providing activities involving the driver and at least one of his or her parents;

    using interactive driving simulation with three independent, active mirrors and a windshield view;

    developing a database that records all actions and provides for artificial intelligence, said database providing diagnostic assessment of driver skills using unobtrusive psychodiagnostics to assess lateral search, risk perception, speed adjustment, space management, and hazard recognition such that the diagnostic assessment provides for individualized and prescriptive instruction using a certification test feedback score screen to build an understanding of safe and skillful driving behaviors and explain interactive driving.

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