Human Factors and Human Performance
The goal of the Human Factors and Human Performance area is to understand driver behavior, cognition, and performance and then use that information to design and evaluate countermeasures to improve driver safety and reduce the rate of suspected serious injuries and fatalities. Most recently, we have focused on how drivers develop an understanding and increased trust in complex vehicle-based technologies and focused on conducting education and outreach activities with vulnerable road users.
The design, construction, maintenance, and retrofit of roadway facilities requires an inclusive approach that considers the interactions between the vehicle and the road. This approach is essential so that the…
Existing and emerging in-vehicle technologies — entertainment systems, communications systems, and intelligent transportation systems — have made travel hours more productive and entertaining, forever transforming the way drivers interact with…
Delivery, Timing, Modality of System State Information to Support Occupant Understanding of ADS Functionality
Automated Driving Systems (ADS) have the potential to greatly decrease crashes and save lives. However, there are many unanswered questions about L3 ADS vehicles with respect to the role that…
Telltales and Human Machine Interface Concepts in the Development of Trust and Mental Models in Automated Driving Systems
Automated Driving Systems (ADS) have the potential to greatly decrease crashes and save lives. However, there are many important, unanswered questions about ADS particularly around L3, L4, and L5 vehicles.…
The purpose of this project was two-fold: to develop test procedures that can be used with production vehicles and nomadic technologies to assess distraction potential and usability, and to provide…
The Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) has some of the most passionate people in the field dedicated to saving lives on our roads.
Motivated by improving public safety, there is a lot we still don’t know but are determined to discover.
These passionate people seek to study how human factors influence driving behavior in hopes of finding and implementing novel solutions to safety.
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