publication . Article . 2014

COPRAS Decision Model to Optimize Blind Spot in Heavy Vehicles: A Comparative Perspective

Pitchipoo, P.; Vincent, D.S.; Rajini, N.; Rajakarunakaran, S.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Procedia Engineering, volume 97, pages 1,049-1,059 (issn: 1877-7058, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
AbstractThe visibility of a driver is the key phenomenon in the road accidents. Reduction of blind spot improves the area of visibility which leads to reduce the possibility of the accidents. In this paper an effort is taken to reduce the blind spot area through the optimization of design parameters used in the design of rear view mirror in heavy vehicles. This is achieved by using a multi criteria decision making (MCDM) approach called COPRAS (Complex Proportional Assessment of alternatives) technique. The effectiveness of the developed model is proved by a case study conducted in a public transport corporation located in the southern part of India. The weights...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering(all), Blind spots, Rear view mirror design, COPRAS, MCDM, Analytic hierarchy process, Blind spot, Operations research, Comparative perspective, Decision model, Multiple-criteria decision analysis, Engineering, business.industry, business, Rear-view mirror, Public transport, Visibility
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