Another successful International Driving Assessment conference is in the books! This one was a bit different than normal as a virtual event—but still had two engaging keynote speakers, some networking time on a unique video-game-like virtual platform called Gather, and a Honda student session with 15 talented student presenters on a range of topics.
A competition was involved, with cash prizes awarded to three top student poster presenters. Congratulations to the three winners, below, and great work to all students who presented.
- Linda Pipkorn, Chalmers University of Technology, “Driver visual attention before and after take-over requests in conditional automation: a public road study”
- Erika Ziraldo, University of Guelph, “Vehicle Control and Driver Workload During Simulated Driving: Can Cue Substitution Compensate for Lower Simulator Feature Fidelity?”
- Katelyn Schwieters, University of Minnesota, “Exploring Gender Differences in the Perception of Levels of Automation and Comfort with Autonomous Vehicles”
The keynote speakers for the event included:
- Dr. Trent Victor, Director of Safety Research and Best Practices at Waymo, who presented: "Safety Assessment of the Waymo Driver"
- Prof. Dr. Marieke Martens, Eindhoven University of Technology, who presented: “Automated vehicles and road safety: So what about ethics?"
Read more on the Driving Assessment website, and be on the lookout for information about our next in-person event!