Research

Human-Machine Interfaces and Vehicle Automation: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for System Design, Feedback, and Alerts

Emerging Technologies

Human-Machine Interfaces and Vehicle Automation: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for System Design, Feedback, and Alerts

The purpose of this study was to review and synthesize existing research and guidance on HMI design for driving automation systems and to propose a set of recommendations that could inform future system development and implementation.

November 2022 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Driver Behavior & Performance

Driver Behavior & Performance

American Driving Survey, 2020–2021

This Research Brief presents updated statistics on the amount of driving done by the American public in 2020 & 2021 based on data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s annual American Driving Survey.

October 2022 // Research Brief

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

2022 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 users.

October 2022 // Technical Report

Countermeasures to Reduce Drowsy Driving: Results of a Literature Review and Discussions with Experts

Driver Behavior & Performance

Countermeasures to Reduce Drowsy Driving: Results of a Literature Review and Discussions with Experts

This report presents the results of a literature review and discussions with experts to summarize the current state of knowledge on the effectiveness of countermeasures intended to reduce drowsy driving and the associated motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths.

September 2022 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Traffic Fatalities on Urban Roads and Streets in Relation to Speed Limits and Speeding, United States, 2010–2019

Roadway Systems & Drivers

Traffic Fatalities on Urban Roads and Streets in Relation to Speed Limits and Speeding, United States, 2010–2019

This research brief examines characteristics of traffic fatalities on urban roads and streets in relation to various factors, with an emphasis on the speed limits present at crash locations, as well as the role of speeding.

July 2022 // Research Brief

Use of Potentially Impairing Medications in Relation to Driving, United States, 2021

Driver Behavior & Performance

Use of Potentially Impairing Medications in Relation to Driving, United States, 2021

This study investigates the prevalence of recent use of potentially driver impairing medications and driving after use among U.S. drivers.

July 2022 // Research Brief

Public Understanding and Perception of Automated Vehicles, United States, 2018 – 2020

Emerging Technologies

Public Understanding and Perception of Automated Vehicles, United States, 2018 – 2020

This research brief continues examining public trust in, adoption of, and concerns about different levels of automated vehicles by looking into the dynamics of these measures over time.

April 2022 // Research Brief

An Examination of How Longer-Term Exposure and User Experiences Affect Drivers’ Mental Models of ADAS Technology

Emerging Technologies

An Examination of How Longer-Term Exposure and User Experiences Affect Drivers’ Mental Models of ADAS Technology

This project assesses the understanding or mental models of naïve users of adaptive cruise control (ACC) and evaluate how their mental models change with exposure to the systems over the first six months of ownership.

March 2022 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Effectiveness of Distracted Driving Countermeasures: An Expanded and Updated Review of the Scientific and Gray Literatures

Driver Behavior & Performance

Effectiveness of Distracted Driving Countermeasures: An Expanded and Updated Review of the Scientific and Gray Literatures

This review of literature augments the findings of our prior review with the most recent publications concerning safety-based outcome measures, the current state of knowledge regarding non-safety-based outcome measures, and a review of commercially available relevant apps.

March 2022 // Research Brief

2021 Virtual Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report

Emerging Technologies

2021 Virtual Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report

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

March 2022 // Technical Report