Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

My Car Does What? website addresses new-car confusion

Two in five car owners, or 40 percent, said their vehicle operated in a manner they did not expect, according to a national survey by University of Iowa's Public Policy Center.

"The bottom line is that consumers have exposure to many of these technologies, but there is real big uncertainty" about what they do, said Dan McGehee, director of the human factors and vehicle safety research division at the University of Iowa.

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Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

Transportation & Vehicle Safety Research program works to improve technology design through a better understanding of human behavior. The challenge is to match user needs with the optimal solutions—technological or otherwise.