Martin Lavallière, Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab from Laval University (Québec, Canada), received the Charles H. Miller award for best technical paper presented at the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference (CMRSC) June 6-9 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The talk, titled “Effects of age and cognitive workload on lane choice and lane changing behavior”, was based on research he conducted at the AgeLab. The paper was recognized as an important multidisciplinary collaboration from different locations, highlighting the importance of human factors research for the road safety community and the drawbacks of possible results.
Collaborators in this paper are Birsen Donmez from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (On, Canada); Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler, Kameron Klauber, Jarrod Orszulak and Joseph F. Coughlin from MIT AgeLab; and Normand Teasdale from Laval University (Québec, Canada).
According to their website, The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals established the Dr. Charles H. Miller Award to “further the Association's goals of disseminating traffic safety information; to provide an incentive to authors to submit quality papers to CMRSC; and to recognize well-founded research, valuable results and conclusions.”