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

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

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

Emerging Technologies

Video-Based Onboard Safety Monitoring 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 video-based onboard safety monitoring systems.

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

Emerging Technologies

Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using In-Vehicle Information Systems

This research examines the visual and cognitive demand associated with completing selected common tasks including making a phone call, sending a text message, tuning the radio, and programming navigation systems using the infotainment systems found in 30 model year 2017 vehicles.

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

Vulnerable Road Users

Distracted Driving Behaviors and Beliefs among Older Adults: A LongROAD Analysis of the Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety Study

This research explores the behaviors and attitudes of elderly drivers regarding cell phone use while driving as well as the prevalence of specific modes of cell phone use including talking, texting, emailing, browsing the internet, and navigating.

September 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Frailty, Physical Function and Driving Status in Older Adults: LongROAD Analysis of the National Health and Aging Trends Study

The purpose of the study was to examine the associations between physical frailty, physical functioning, and the rate of being a current-non-driver.

August 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Utilization of Driving Rehabilitation among Older Adults: LongROAD Analysis of the National Health and Aging Trends 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.

August 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Older Novice Driver Crashes in New Jersey: Informing the Need for Extending Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions

This study examines whether evidence supports extending Graduated Driver Licensing systems, which most U.S. states apply only to new drivers licensed before the age of 18, to new drivers licensed at ages 18 years or older.

July 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Accelerating Teen Driver Learning: Anywhere, Anytime Training

This report describes an evaluation of a series of self-administered training modules designed to improve novice drivers' hazard anticipation, hazard mitigation, and attention maintenance skills.

June 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF