William J. Horrey, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Traffic Research Group
Dr. William J. Horrey joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in August 2017 as the traffic research group leader. An experienced human factors professional, Dr. Horrey has led or contributed to many research projects in the areas of driver behavior and safety, human-automation interaction, attention and risk perception. He is the current chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Vehicle User Characteristics Committee and the chair of the Publications Division of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He is also an associate editor of the Human Factors Journal and has served on many national and international committees and working groups. He received his Ph.D. in engineering psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Distraction and task engagement: how interesting and boring information impact driving performance and subjective and physiological responses
Automated driving: Safety blind spots
High risk of near-crash driving events following night-shift work
Calibration of skill and judgment in driving: Development of a conceptual framework and the implications for road safety
Assessing the effects of in-vehicle tasks on driving performance