ARGOS (the Automobile for Research in Ergonomics and Safety) was developed 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 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. The AMBI uses this technology to look at driver performance under varying conditions of aging.