Emerging Technologies

2017 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report

February 2018

This report summarizes presentations, discussion, and outcomes from a stakeholder forum on the impact of 21st-century automotive technologies on drivers.

Driver Behavior & Performance

Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study

February 2018

The contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes is notoriously difficult to quantify. This study examines in-vehicle video captured in a large naturalistic driving study to estimate the proportion of motor vehicle crashes that involve drowsy driving.

Driver Behavior & Performance

Crash Risk of Cell Phone Use While Driving: A Case- Crossover Analysis of Naturalistic Driving Data

January 2018

This report investigates the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving by the same drivers using in-vehicle video from a large naturalisti

Vulnerable Road Users

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Related Driving Reduction Among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

November 2017

This Research Brief investigates the relationship between lifetime musculoskeletal conditions and reduction in driving in the past year.

Vulnerable Road Users

The Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study: Understanding the Design and Methods

November 2017

This Research Brief describes the overall design and methods of the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study--a large-scale prospective cohort study of drivers ages 65+, and succinctly presents the numerous kinds of information being collected from participants.