AgeLab Research Scientists Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Bobbie Seppelt were major participants at the 2018 Driver Distraction and Inattention Conference. The DDI conference is “designed to bring participants – from government, industry and academia – up-to-date on current and recent developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving.” The conference took place in Gothenberg, Sweden from October 15-17.
Dr. Reimer provided the opening keynote address, titled "Redefining distraction and inattention in a changing mobility space," which gave an overview of the evolution of vehicle automation and how it has transformed the driver experience.
Bruce Mehler chaired a session titled “Assessment of distraction and inattention,” and presented a paper titled The TEORT problem: Finding a path to a solution for modern in-vehicle HMIs.
Dr. Seppelt chaired a conference session titled “Crash risk and pre-crash mechanisms,” and presented a paper titled Assessing the effect of in-vehicle task interactions on attention management in safety-critical events. She also participated on a panel discussion titled “Driver engagement during assisted driving.”