Research project presentations, discussing the topic of human factors, given during the 2011 Safety Technology Seminar by CSRC engineers and CSRC partners.

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Driver Distraction: Cognitive Model & Validation
A three-year collaborative study to better understand the cognitive aspect of driver distraction. Combining research in the fields of driver behavior, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, the project will advance the auto industry’s understanding of a phenomenon that has been widely blamed for many accidents and injuries on U.S. roads and highways.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Demands of In-Vehicle Interfaces
A two-year study to explore how the use of in-vehicle voice command systems affect driver distraction. The findings will be provided to NHTSA to help inform future research and voluntary guidelines.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Teen Driver Coaching
A three-year project involving research into the effectiveness of an electronic coaching and monitoring system for newly licensed teenage drivers to help reduce unsafe driving behaviors. Toyota will have an active role in guiding this “Driver Coach” project alongside partners including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health.

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