Research

Recent projects and collaborations

Research Funding


  • Longitudinal field study of trust and acceptance of automotive safety assistance systems.
      • State Farm & MCity. Principal Investigator
  • Connected and Automated Vehicle Based Intersection Maneuver Assist Systems (CAVIMAS) and Their Impact on Driver Behavior, Acceptance, and Safety.
      • CCAT UTC, USDOT. Principal Investigator.
  • Using Virtual Reality to develop Risk Awareness Perception Training for the UK.
      • UK Department for Transportation. Consultant.
  • Driving simulator user clinic to evaluate a Tailgater-Handling Assist System.
      • Industry Sponsor. Principal Investigator.
  • Research on Distracted Driver Detection – Phase 2.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • Development of an Objective Method for Trust Evaluation.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • AVT Effectiveness According to Driver Variables.
      • State Farm & MCity. Principal Investigator
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Hazard Perception Training.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • Explanations and Expectations: Trust Building in Autonomous Vehicles.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Studying Interactions Between Drivers and Vulnerable Road Users at Intersections Using Existing Naturalistic Driving Data.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Trust, Control and Risk in Autonomous Vehicles.
      • Toyota Research Institute. Co-Investigator
  • A naturalistic bicycling study in the Ann Arbor area.
      • Toyota Research Institute. Co-Investigator
  • Automated Vehicle Communication and Intent with Shared Road Users.
      • USDOT. Co-Investigator
  • ITS Performance and Driver Acceptance Study.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • Research on Distracted Driver Detection – Phase 1.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator
  • Driver Engagement/Status Monitoring Technologies for Vehicle Automation Applications – Phase 2.
      • USDOT/Soartech. Principal Investigator.
  • Evaluation of the Efficacy of Multiple Training Strategies on Drivers’ Safe Operation and Trust Calibration of Level 2 and 3 Automated Vehicle Systems.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Research on the Effects of Peripheral and Focal Cuing on Driving Behavior.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator
  • Simulator Evaluation of Driver-to-Driver (D2D) Messaging Concept in a Connected Vehicles Infrastructure.
      • Industry Sponsor. Principal Investigator
  • Modeling Teenage Drivers' Following Behavior: An Examination from Naturalistic Driving Data.
      • University of Michigan MCubed. Co-Investigator
  • Operator Ethics in Vehicle Automation: A Sudden Reveal Simulator Study.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Driver Engagement/Status Monitoring Technologies for Vehicle Automation Applications.
      • USDOT/Soartech. Principal Investigator.
  • Effects of peripheral and focal cuing on younger driver’s driving behavior.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • Examination of Operator State Monitoring and Operator Engagement as Strategies for Mitigating Human Factors Challenges Associated with Transfer-of-Control During Automated Driving.
      • MCity. Principal Investigator.
  • Age-related differences in driver behavior associated with automated vehicles and the transfer of control between automated and manual control: A simulator evaluation.
      • MCity. Principal Investigator.
  • Consumers' Response to Automated Vehicles.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Investigation of drivers' adaptation behavior and decision making when interacting with automated and connected vehicle technologies.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • An Application of Current Legal Precedents on Fault and Liability to Crashes Involving Automated Motor Vehicles.
      • MCity. Co-Investigator.
  • Persistent Effects of Concussion on Driving Behaviors: A Driving Simulator Evaluation.
      • University of Michigan Office of Research. Co-Investigator
  • Long-term Effects of Concussion on Driving Behaviors: A Driving Simulator Evaluation.
      • University of Michigan Injury Center. Co-Principal Investigator
  • Prescription Opioids and Driving Risk: A Comparison by Dose and Medical Use and Misuse.
      • University of Michigan Injury Center. Co-Investigator
  • Effects of Driver Assistance Technology.
      • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Co-Investigator
  • Driver Fatigue Countermeasures presented through Sync.
      • Industry Sponsor. Co-Investigator.
  • Using Driving Simulation to Examine the Influence of Female Peer Passengers on Male Adolescents' Risky Driving.
      • Center for Injury Research and Policy. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Principal Investigator.
  • How Do Multiple Male Peer Passengers Affect Male Adolescents’ Risky Driving Behaviors: A Driving Simulator Evaluation.
      • University of Michigan Injury Center. Principal Investigator
  • The driver in the driverless car: Simulating vehicle automation for evaluation of driver behavior and performance.
      • MCity. Principal Investigator.
  • Developmental Differences in Prefrontal Cortex Activity of Adolescents and Adults with ADHD During Simulated Driving with Peer Passengers.
      • University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development. Principal Investigator.
  • Risk-taking behaviors and pre-frontal cortex activity of male adolescents in the presence of peer passengers during simulated driving: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) study.
      • ATLAS Center/Department of Transportation. Principal Investigator.
  • Long Haul Trucking Driver Risk Management: A DriveCam Study.
      • Industry Sponsor. Principal Investigator
  • Using Naturalistic Driving Performance Data to Develop an Empirically Defined Model of Distracted Driving.
      • Purdue University / US-DOT. Co-Investigator
  • Neural Predictors of Risky Driving and Susceptibility to Peer Influences in Adolescents.
      • University of Pennsylvania / NIH Subcontract. Consultant
  • Experimental Research on the Effect of Teenage Passengers on Teenage Driving Performance.
      • NICHD. Co-Investigator