2012-10-01 • AgeLab postdoctoral research associate Yan Yang presented "Are drivers aware of their behavior changes when using in-vehicle systems?" at the 15th IEE Intelligent Transportation Systems... Read more


2012-09-25 • MIT AgeLab and the New England University Transportation Center partnered with Monotype Imaging Holding Inc. in research that showed certain typeface styles can shorten glance time for in-vehicle... Read more


2012-09-25 • News coverage of the recent release of findings from joint research by MIT AgeLab and The Hartford continued, with National Underwriters listing the top ten technologies to assist older drivers.... Read more


2012-09-24 • MIT AgeLab research scientists Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler, and research associate Dan Munger attended Toyota’s 2012 Safety Research Forum on September 12. The forum was an opportunity for... Read more


2012-09-24 •  AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick spoke with German Public Radio about his previous experience as an AgeLab study participant. Giving a new perspective to study participation, he talks about... Read more


2012-09-20 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and The Hartford gerontologist Jodi Olshevski spoke with the New York Times after jointly publishing a study identifying 10 safety-related automotive technologies... Read more


2012-09-19 •  The Washington Post took that quote from AgeLab director Joe Coughlin in an article addressing growing issues in older driver safety. Read the article here.


2012-09-18 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin along wtih Jodi Olshevski, a leading gerontologist from The Hartford, are taking satellite and radio interviews from the AgeLab today from 7am to 1pm. They will be... Read more


2012-09-14 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin keynoted Life Care Services’ summit in Indianapolis, Indiana this week. In his talk he gave ideas on how providers create lifestyles for consumers in their 40... Read more


2012-09-12 • AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick presented current AgeLab research, as well as ideas on improving life tomorrow, to the Framingham Council On Aging on September 6. There was a "full house... Read more


2012-09-04 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent Consumer Reports article discussing the importance of understanding new in-vehicle technology before relying on it. Read the... Read more


2012-08-27 • [UPDATE - August 27, 2012] The Boston Globe gave more coverage of recent findings AgeLab research scientists Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler released on a link between cell phone use behind the wheel... Read more


2012-08-20 •  A frequent contributor to The Blog on The Huffington Post, AgeLab director Joe Coughlin writes about the barriers to use of autonomous vehicles in the future from safety, trust and... Read more


2012-08-15 •  In a Reuters article about the future of autonomous vehicles, MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted for his distrust of futuristic vehicles that would lead drivers to paying... Read more


2012-08-03 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent article discussing the pros and cons of bring Siri into the vehicle. Read the article at


2012-07-02 • The AgeLab was featured in a story for the June 2012 edition of Vision Zero International regarding its latest distracted driving research. The Delayed Digit Recall (n-back) task the lab developed... Read more


2012-06-15 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin gave a presentation during a webinar hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on June 14. His presentation, Engaging the New Online Health Consumer: How Well-being... Read more


2012-05-22 •  AgeLab and AARP have created the National Older Driver Safety Expert Panel to integrate a multidisciplinary perspective into the future of older driver education and curriculum. The panel holds... Read more


2012-05-17 •  MSN Autos covered the New England Motor Press Association and MIT’s industry conference on autonomous vehicles in a recent article. It includes quotes from AgeLab research scientist Bryan... Read more


2012-05-14 • New England Center associate director and AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured in the May 2012 issue of IE: Industrial Engineer. The article discusses Dr. Reimer's background and how... Read more


2012-05-14 •  MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke at the NEMPA Autonomous Vehicle Conference at MIT on May 11. Dr. Reimer’s talk was entitled Automated Vehicles: A Safety Enhancement or... Read more


2012-05-10 •  AgeLab director Joe Coughlin has been maintaining a blog for the Huffington Post on a range of topics covering disruptive demographic trends, evolving lifestyles and new technologies. His most... Read more


2012-05-10 • In an effort to continue outreach to local community organizations, AgeLab research fellow Dick Myrick presented AgeLab work at the Wayland Council on Aging on Wednesday, May 9. The presentation... Read more


2012-05-09 • AgeLab research associate Bryan Reimer gave the talk “Automotive Technology, Driver Distraction and Demographics: Rethinking interface design to match driver capabilities”, hosted by the... Read more


2012-05-04 •  AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was interviewed for Metro News in Canada on distracted driving. He discussed his methods for adding cognitive workload to participants’ driving... Read more


2012-05-04 • New England Center associate director and AgeLab research scientist Reimer contributes to The Boston Globe Magazine on driver distraction. Read the article here.  


2012-05-04 •  MIT AgeLab research scientist Bryan reimer shared findings and insights on distracted driving with USA Today.  Read the article here.


2012-04-12 • AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer spoke on driver workload and cognitive distraction at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. He highlighted results from publications on physiological reactivity... Read more


2012-04-10 •  The MIT AgeLab is consponsering an event hosted by the Tufts Nutrition Research Center that will focus on improving health in aging urban populations. AgeLab director Joe Coughlin will speak.... Read more


2012-04-06 •  AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin will speak April 11, 2012 at the Financial Communications Society’s Education Summit - Baby Boomers… or Bust: How to Market to and Influence the 50... Read more






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