Emerging Technologies

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

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

February 2018 // Full Report PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

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

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.

February 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

American Driving Survey, 2015 – 2016

This Research Brief provides highlights from the AAA Foundation’s 2016 American Driving Survey, which quantifies the daily driving of the general public in the United States. Comparisons to data from 2015 are also provided.

January 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

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

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 study.

January 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

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

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

November 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

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

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.

November 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Use, Learning and Perceptions of In-Vehicle Technologies, and Vehicle Adaptations among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

This research explores the characteristics of older adults who engage in rehabilitation to improve their driving, specifically age, gender, marital status, health status, and physical function.

October 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Emerging Technologies

Air Disc Brakes: Leveraging Large-Truck Technology and Engineering to Realize Safety Gains

This study estimates the costs and benefits associated with equipping all large trucks nationwide with air disc brakes.

September 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Automatic Emergency Braking Systems: Leveraging Large-Truck Technology and Engineering to Realize Safety Gains

This study estimates the costs and benefits associated with equipping all large trucks nationwide with automatic emergency braking systems.

September 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Lane Departure Warning Systems: Leveraging Large-Truck Technology and Engineering to Realize Safety Gains

This study estimates the costs and benefits associated with equipping all large trucks nationwide with lane departure warning systems.

September 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF