Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Thursday, November 20th, 2014

    Dr. Dan McGehee, Director of the Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Research program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, sat down with guest host Brian Gongol on the Simon Conway Show on November 19, 2014, to discuss autonomous vehicles.

  • Monday, August 4th, 2014

    University of Iowa President Sally Mason announced at a news conference last Friday (August 1) that external funding rose to $515.8 million in Fiscal Year 2014, a 1.9 percent ($9.5 million) increase over the previous year.

  • Friday, August 1st, 2014

    The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) highlighted some of the work of the Safer-Sim University Transportation Center (UTC) at the University of Iowa, which focuses on pedestrian and bicycle safety.
  • Monday, July 28th, 2014

    Last week, Johnson County became one of the first in the nation to welcome automated vehicles to its roads. Human Factors Director Dan McGehee took KGAN reporters for a spin to demonstrate the technology.
  • Friday, July 11th, 2014

    Graduate Research Assistant Morgan Price is spending this summer at Chalmers University in Goteborg, Sweden on a crash causation project.
  • Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

    More technology doesn’t necessarily mean fewer complications or distractions, at least when it comes to vehicle safety.
  • Monday, March 31st, 2014

    Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Director Dan McGehee presented today (March 31, 2014) at the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine's Engaged Driving Symposium in Washington, DC.  

  • Friday, January 31st, 2014

    The PPC's Human Factors and Vehicle Safety program has received three grants totaling $17.2 million to fund automotive safety research...
  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Director, Dan McGehee's article, "Driving Young, Driving Distracted" was published on the Huffington Post on November 25. The popular website, (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is an American online news aggregator and blog...
  • Friday, April 26th, 2013

    Human factors & vehicle safety research program director Dan McGehee comments on the recent findings of SADD's study showing that 23 percent of teens have driven under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or illegally used prescription drugs.