Project: A New Method of Measuring Glare Under Night-Driving Conditions.

Reference: CSU 28/4/66

Last update: 04/08/2003 09:30:43


To develop a device for measuring and therefore controlling the increasing amount of glare in the driving environment.


Research will be conducted into the monitoring of the flinch reflex in the eye muscles when subjected to different intensities of glare sources. A portable device to pick up the Electromyogram of the eye muscles will be developed and tested under authentic working conditions.


Dept of Optometry & Vision Sciences, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD
0161 200 3862

Boots Opticians Ltd
St. Mary's Court, Nottingham, NG3 3AA
0161 200 3798

Whitecroft Lighting Ltd
Burlington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL7 0AX
0161 331 5823

Bu-val Buses
Unit 5, Paragon Industrial Estate, Smithybridge Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL15 8QF
01706 372787

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £8,305.00

Actual start date: 06 September 1999

Actual completion date: 31 January 2001


A New Method of Measuring Discomfort Glare Under Night Driving Conditions
Author: Dr Ian Murray, UMIST
Source: UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary available on DfT Web page.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.