Research Archive

Connected Vehicle Human Factors Research is focused on understanding, assessing, planning for, and counteracting the effects of signals or system-generated messages that take the driverís eyes off the road (visual distraction), the driverís mind off the driving task (cognitive distraction), and the driverís hands off the steering wheel (manual distraction).

The vision for the Human Factors for Connected Vehicles research program is to address the number of new, competing visual and audible stimuli that create increasing demands for the driverís attention and a comparatively greater driver workload in order to ensure that wireless traffic safety applications and technologies are not distracting.

Research Contact

contacts Chris Monk
Division Chief, Human Factors National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(202) 366-5195