Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

National Driving Assessment Conference Starts Today

Snowbird Tram

The 8th International Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design is held this week in Snowbird, UT,  just outside of Salt Lake City. Over 165 scientists from a dozen nations will attend. This year's Toyota Distinguished keynote speakers are Drs. Mary Czerwinski of Microsoft Research and Trent Victor of Volvo Crash Avoidance and Automation.  

The symposium is focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange between users of driving assessment tools, applications, and technology. Attendees include researchers and practitioners working on applications of driving assessment from the perspective of engineering, psychology, medicine, and public health. Over 60 peer-reviewed papers will be presented during the week long conference. Honda sponsors the Outstanding Student Paper Awards, a tradition that was started early in the conference history.

The conference was first convened in 2001 in Aspen, Colorado by Public Policy Center Human Factors researchers Dan McGehee, Matt Rizzo, John Lee, Linda Boyle, and Mireille Raby. Kathy Holeton is the conference coordinator.

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