Many new technologies are finding their way into the vehicle cockpit -
to support drivers to drive safely, to entertain them, to provide them
with information and to allow them to communicate with the outside
world. These technologies are here already and are changing the driving
task. Some vehicles already exist that can drive themselves and are
driving along the streets of Nevada in the United States. What are the
human factors and other implications of these developments? What should
we be doing as a profession to shape the driving future?
Professor Mike Regan is a researcher and lecturer with Transport and
Road Safety (TARS) Research, in the School of Aviation, at the
University of NSW in Sydney. He is the President Elect of the Human
Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. He has more 20 years'
experience in transportation human factors research and practice and has
devoted the last 10 years of his career to research on the interaction
between drivers and intelligent driver safety systems.
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