Emerging Technologies

Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using Apple CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto and Five Different OEM Infotainment Systems

This research examines the visual (eyes-off-road) and cognitive (mental) demand associated with common in-vehicle tasks including making a phone call, sending a text message, programming audio entertainment and programming navigation systems using Apple CarPlay, Google’s Androi

June 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

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

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

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

Emerging Technologies

Telematics, Safety Defects, and Connected Vehicles

This report investigates the possibilities of using embedded vehicle sensor technology to support identification of safety related defects to assist stakeholders with vehicle safety oversite.

March 2016 // Full Report PDF

Emerging Technologies

Literature Review of Behavioral Adaptations to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

This report examines theories and research on driver behavioral adaptation in light of advanced driver assistance systems that support driving tasks formerly managed exclusively by the driver.

March 2016 // Full Report PDF

Emerging Technologies

The Smartphone and the Driver’s Cognitive Workload: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s Intelligent Personal Assistants

This research examines the impact of voice-based interactions using three different intelligent personal assistants (Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now for Android phones, and Microsoft’s Cortana) on the cognitive workload of the driver.

October 2015 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF