Program Schedule

All events are open to registered participants


Monday, June 26, 2017

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Early Registration
Dorset Room

1:30pm – 6:00pm

Exhibitor Set Up
Manchester & Bennington Rooms

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception-Taste of Vermont
Lincoln Gardens (outside), Garden Level


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:30am – 3:30pm

Registration Open
Dorset Room

7:30am – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast
Manchester Foyer

7:30am – 1:30pm

Poster Session A Set Up
Manchester & Bennington Rooms

8:00am – 4:30pm

Exhibitors Available
Manchester & Bennington Rooms 

8:30am – 9:30am

Toyota Distinguished Keynote Speaker
Ron Medford
Safety Director for the Self-Driving Car Team (Google)

The Road Ahead for Fully
Self-Driving Cars
Rockwell Ballroom

9:30am – 10:00am

(refreshments available at exhibition booth areas)
Manchester & Bennington Rooms

10:00am – 11:45am

Session 1Medical Issues in Driving
Moderator: Alexandra Mueller (2013)*
Rockwell Ballroom


10:00 am – Determinants of Performance on Specific On-Road Skills in Multiple Sclerosis (2) Abiodun E. Akinwuntan, Hannes Devos (University of Kansas Medical Center), Deborah Backus (Shephard Center)


10:20 am – A New Method for Estimating Effects of Visual Field Loss in a Panoramic Driving Environment (3) David E. Anderson, Deepta A. Ghate, Sachin Kedar, Matthew Rizzo (University of Nebraska Medical Center)


10:40 am – Driving Performance and Driver State in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What Changes with Positive Airway Pressure? (4) Nazan Aksan, Robert Marini, Jon Tippin, Jeffrey Dawson (University of Iowa), Matthew Rizzo (University of Nebraska Medical Center)  


11:00 am – Relationship Between Brain Activity and Real-Road Driving Behavior: A Vector-Based Whole-Brain Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study (5) Yoshitomo Orino (Hachioji Branch, Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.JAPAN), Kouji Yamamoto (Tokyo Branch, Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. JAPAN), Noriyuki Oka (KatoBrain Co., Ltd.JAPAN), Hideki Takahashi (Central Nippon Highway Engineering Nagoya Co., Ltd.JAPAN), Toshiyuki Sugimachi, Yoshihiro Suda (University of Tokyo JAPAN), Toshinori Kato (KatoBrain Co., Ltd.JAPAN)


11:20 am – Contextualizing Naturalistic Driving Data in a Rural State Among Drivers With and Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea (6) Jeffrey Dawson, Elizabeth Bair, Nazan Aksan, Kelly Sewell, Jon Tippen (University of Iowa), Matthew Rizzo (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

11:45pm – 1:15pm

Honda Luncheon and Outstanding Student Paper Awards

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Award Ceremony and Pictures
Lincoln Gardens (outside)

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Session 2Poster Session A
Manchester & Bennington Rooms


Preferred Following Distance and Performance in an Emergency Event while Using Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (7) Stacy A. Balk, Steven Jackson (Leidos), Brian Philips (US DOT Federal Highway Administration)


Can Information About an Approaching Bicycle’s Characteristics Influence Drivers’ Gap Acceptance and TTA Estimates? (8) Katja Schleinitz, (TU Chemnitz  – Germany), Tibor Petzoldt (TU DresdenGermany)


Time to Arrival Estimates, (Pedestrian) Gap Acceptance and the Size Arrival Effect (9) Tibor Petzoldt (TU DresdenGermany), Quyen Hoang-Sen Ngoc, Katja Bogda (TU ChemnitzGermany)


A Preliminary Examination of Age-Related Differences in Perceived Complexity at Fatal-Crash Intersections (10) Timothy J. Wright, (Dunlap and Associates, Inc.), William J. Horrey, David A. Lombardi (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety)


Modeling of Stimulus-Response Secondary Tasks with Different Modalities while Driving in a Computational Cognitive Architecture (11) Heejin Jeong, Yili Liu (University of Michigan)


Assessing Moral Reasoning, Cognitive Distortions and Driving Style in the Context of Post-License Young Driver Coaching (12) Erik Roelofs (Cito, Dutch Institute for Education Measurement the Netherlands), Pierro Hirsch (Virage Simulation – Canada)


Hazard Perception Test (HPT): A Pilot Study in Brazil (13) Egas Caparelli-Daquer, Tais Santana (Rio de Janeiro State UniversityBrazil), Sheila Cordazzo (University of CalgaryCanada), Heloisa Alves (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de JaneiroBrazil), Charles T. Scialfa (University of CalgaryCanada)


Comparing Methods of Detecting Mind Wandering While Driving (14) Daniela Barragan, Daniel M. Roberts, Steven S. Chong, Carryl L. Baldwin (George Mason University)


Effects of Behavior-Based Driver Feedback Systems on Commercial Long Haul Operator Safety (15) Anuj K. Pradhan, Brian T. Lin (University of Michigan), Claudia Wege (Volvo Group Trucks TechnologySweden), Franziska Babel (Ulm University Germany)


Effects of Distraction Type, Driver Age, and Roadway Environment on Reaction Times – An Analysis Using SHRP-2 NDS Data (16) Laura Higgins, Raul Avelar, Susan Chrysler (Texas A&M Transportation Institute)


Crash Risk Analysis of Distracted Driving Behavior: Influence of Secondary Task Engagement and Driver Characteristics (17) Osama A. Osman, Mengqiu Ye, Sherif Ishak (Louisiana State University)


Toward an Antiphony Framework for Dividing Tasks into Subtasks (18) Ben D. Sawyer, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AgeLab)


The Relation Between the Driver Behavior Questionnaire, Demographics, and Driving History (19) Birsen Donmez (University of Toronto Canada), Alea Mehler, Joonbum Lee, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer (MIT AgeLab, New England University Transportation Center) 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Poster Session A Tear Down

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Intro to Land Rover Experience
This is a short instructional presentation for ALL Land Rover participants
Rockwell Ballroom

4:00pm – 8:30pm

Land Rover Experience
Participants will be assigned a half-hour time slot; tickets(s) are in conference packet. Your assigned car will take you to the Land Rover Training Facility.
You may trade tickets with another participant, if necessary.
Meet your driver/pickup car outside at the Rockwell Patio.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:30am – 3:30pm

Registration Open
Dorset Room

7:30am – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast
Manchester Foyer

7:30am – 1:30pm

Poster Session B Set Up
Manchester and Bennington Rooms

8:00am – 4:30pm

Exhibitors Available
Manchester and Bennington Rooms  

8:30am – 10:15am

Session 3Younger & Older Drivers
Moderator: Matthew Romoser (2005)* 
Rockwell Ballroom


8:30 am – Effectiveness of Training Interventions on the Hazard Anticipation for Young Drivers Differing in Sensation Seeking Behavior (20) Tingru Zhang, Krishna Valluru, Tracy M. Zafian (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Yusuke Yamani (Old Dominion University), Siby Samuel (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


8:50 am – Following Expert’s Eyes: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Gaze-Based Training Intervention on Young Drivers’ Latent Hazard Anticipation Skills (21) Yusuke Yamani, Pinar Bicaksiz, Dakota B. Palmer, John M. Cronauer (Old Dominion University), Siby Samuel (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


9:10 am – Evaluation of a Training Intervention to Improve Novice Drivers’ Hazard Mitigation Behavior on Curves (22) Jeffrey W. Muttart (Crash Safety Research Center LLC), Ravi Agrawal, Yalda Ebadi, Siby Samuel (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Donald L. Fisher (Volpe National Transportation Center)


9:30 am – Factors Contributing to Self-Reported Cell Phone Usage by Younger Drivers in the Pacific Northwest (23) Hisham Jashami, Masoud Ghodrat Abadi, David S. Hurwitz (Oregon State University)


9:50 am – Effectiveness of Visual Collision Warning Alerts on Young Drivers’ Latent Hazard Anticipation (24)  Foroogh Hajiseyedjavadi, Ravi Agrawal (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Donald L. Fisher (Volpe National Transportation Center), Siby Samuel (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

10:15am – 10:45am

(refreshments available at exhibition booth areas)
Manchester & Bennington Rooms

10:45am – 12:30pm

Session 4Driver Interface Issues
Moderator: Bobbie Seppelt (2005)*
Rockwell Ballroom


10:45 am – Voice-Controlled In-Vehicle Systems: Effects of Voice-Recognition Accuracy in the Presence of Background Noise (25) Neil Sokol, Huei-Yen Winnie Chen, Birsen Donmez (University of Toronto – Canada)


11:05 am – Considering Self-Report in the Interpretation of Objective Performance Data in the Comparison of HMI Systems (26) Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, Chaiwoo Lee (MIT AgeLab & NE University Transportation Center), David Kidd, Ian Reagan (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)


11:25 am – Comparison of Wrap Around Screens and HMDs on a Driver’s Response to an Unexpected Pedestrian Crossing Using Simulator Vehicle Parameters (27) Danielle Filio, Lynn Dony, Diego Gonzalez, Michele Oliver (University of Guelph – Canada)  


11:45 am – Effects of In-Vehicle Messaging on Mental Workload During Driving through Work Zones (28) Curtis M. Craig, Jacob Achtemeier, Brady Patzer, Nichole L. Morris (University of Minnesota)  


12:05 pm – Human-Vehicle Interfaces: The Power of Vehicle Movement Gestures in Human Road User Coordination (29) Malte Risto, Colleen Emmenegger (University of California San Diego), Erik Vinkhuyzen, Melissa Cefkin (Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley), Jim Hollan (University of California San Diego) 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Buffet Lunch
Lincoln Gardens (outside)

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Distinguished Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Dr. John W. Senders

 Automobile Collisions – A Freudian Approach (John’s take on automated cars……)(30)
Rockwell Ballroom

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Session 5 - Poster Session B
Manchester & Bennington Rooms


Computational Modeling of Driver Lateral Control on Curved Roads with Integration of Vehicle Dynamics and Reference Trajectory Tracking (31) Heejin Jeong (University of Michigan), Fred Feng (UMTRI), Yili Liu (University of Michigan)


Calling While Driving: An Initial Experiment with HoloLens (32) Andrew Kun (University of New Hampshire), Hidde van der Meulen (University of New Hampshire, Utrecht University the Netherlands), Christian Janssen (Utrecht University the Netherlands)


Perceiving the Roadway in the Blink of an Eye-Rapid Perception of the Road Environment and Prediction of Events (33) Benjamin Wolfe, Lex Fridman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Anna Kosovicheva (Northeastern University), Bobbie Seppelt (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Bruce Mehler, Ruth Rosenholtz, Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 


Evaluating Fitness to Drive in Elderly with Subjective Cognitive Decline (34) Judith H.J. Urlings, Ariane Cuenen (Hasselt University Belgium), Erik Roelofs (Stichting Cito Institut voor Toetsontwikkeling the Netherlands), Tom Brijs (Hasselt University Belgium), Mark Lutin (Jessa Hospital Belgium), Ellen M.M. Jongen (Open University The Netherlands)


Comparing G-Force Measurement Between a Smartphone App and an In-Vehicle Accelerometer (35) Johnathon Ehsani (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Fearghal O’Brien (National College of Ireland – Ireland), Bruce Simons-Morton (National Institute of Child health and Human Development, NIH)


Considering the Human Across Levels of Automation: Implications for Reliance (36) Bobbie Seppelt (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Linda Angell, Sean Seaman (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.)


Replicating Test Track Protocols in a Simulator; What Needs to be Matched? (37) Timothy Brown, Dawn Marshall (University of Iowa), Neil Lerner (Westat), John Gaspar (University of Iowa)


Adjusted Crash Odds Ratio Estimates of Driver Behavior Errors: A Re-Analysis of the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data (38) Richard A. Young (Driving Safety Consulting, LLC)


How Common In-Car Distractions Affect Driving Performance in Simple and Complex Road Environments (39) Robert Nowosielski, Lana Trick (University of Guelph Canada)


Using Situation Awareness as a Measure of Driver Hazard Perception Ability (40) Atefeh Katrahmani, Nima Ahmadi, Matthew Romoser (Western New England University)


A Link Between Trust in Technology and Glance Allocation in On-Road Driving (41) Claudia Geitner (University of Warwick UK), Ben D. Sawyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), P. Jennings (University of Warwick UK), L. Skrypchuk (Jaguar Land Rover UK) Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Time Series Categorization of Driving Maneuvers Using Acceleration Signals (42) Chris Schwarz (University of Iowa)


Role of Psychological Effects of Real-Time Travel Information Provision on En Route Traveler Route Choice Decisions (43) Dongyoon Song, Srinivas Peeta (Purdue University), Yu-ting Hsu (National Taiwan University Taiwan), Shubham Agrawal (Purdue University)

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Poster Session B Tear Down

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Exhibitors Tear Down

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Load Shuttle Buses; Travel to Southern Vermont Art Center
(20 minute ride) – Rockwell Patio 

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hands on Experience with Master Falconer
Southern Vermont Art Center (outside)

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cash bar available
Southern Vermont Art Center (inside)

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner Buffet
Southern Vermont Art Center (inside)

8:30pm – 9:15pm

Load Shuttle Buses; Travel back to the Equinox
(20 minute ride) 


Thursday, June 29, 2017

7:30am – 1:00pm

Registration Open
Rockwell Foyer

7:30am – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast
Rockwell Foyer

7:30am – 8:30am

Hybrid Poster Set Up
Rockwell Ballroom

8:30am – 10:30am

Session 6Hybrid Presentations
Co-Moderators: Linda Boyle, University of Washington & Birsen Donmez, University of Toronto-Canada 
Rockwell Ballroom


Evaluating Drivers’ States in Sleepiness Countermeasures Experiments Using Physiological and Eye Data – Hybrid Logistic and Linear Regression Model (44) Elisabeth Schmidt (BMW AG Germany, Technical University Chemnitz Germany), Judith Ochs, Ralf Decke (BMW AG Germany) Angelika C. Bullinger (Technical University Chemnitz Germany)


Sequential In-Vehicle Glance Analysis of Attention Maintenance Behavior for Trained and Untrained Young Drivers (45) Pinar Bicaksiz, Dakota Palmer, Yusuke Yamani (Old Dominion University), Siby Samuel (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


Vehicle Accessibility: Association with Novice Teen Driving Conditions (46) Pnina Gershon (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH), Johnathon Ehsani (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Chunming Zhu (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH), Sheila Klauer, Tom Dingus (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute), Bruce Simons-Morton (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)


Training to Improve Collision Detection in Older Adults (47) Carissa M. Lemon, Denton DeLoss, George J. Andersen (University of California, Riverside)


Examining the Effectiveness of Forward Collision Warnings for Drowsy Drivers (48) John Gaspar, Timothy Brown, Chris Schwarz (University of Iowa)


It’s Out of Our Hands Now! Effects of Non-Driving Related Tasks During Highly Automated Driving on Drivers’ Fatigue (49) Oliver Jarosch (BMW Group Research and Technology, Technical University of Munich – Germany), Matthias Kuhnt (Chemnitz University of TechnologyGermany), Svenja Paradies (BMW Group Research and Technology), Klaus Bengler (Technical University of Munich – Germany)


Predictors of Mind-Wandering While Driving (50) Heather E.K. Rodd, Lana M. Trick (University of Guelph Canada)


Am I Driving or Are You or Are We Both? A Taxonomy for Handover and Handback in Automated Driving (51) Philipp Wintersberger (CARISSMA – Germany), Paul Green (University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute), Andreas Riener (CARISSMA – Germany)


The Effects of Guidance Method on Detection and Scanning at Intersections – A Pilot Study (52) Steven W. Savage, Lily Zhang, Dora Pepo, Sarah S. Sheldon, Lauren P. Spano, Alex R. Bowers (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School)


Are Rear-End Crashes Caused Mainly by an Interaction Between Glance Duration and Closure Rate? (53) Richard A. Young (Driving Safety Consulting, LLC)


Comparison of Glancing Behaviors of Riders and Drivers at Unsignalized Intersections Involving Right Turns (54) Jeffrey Muttart (Crash Safety Research Center LLC), Wade Bartlett (Mechanical Forensic Engineering Services, LLC), Sarah Bakhtiari, Tingru Zhang, Siby Samuel, Tracy Zafian (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Louis R. Peck (Dial Engineering LLC), Chris Kauderer (Kauderer and Associates)


Dynamic Workload Fluctuations in Driver/Non-Driver Conversational DYADS (55) David Strayer, Francesco Biondi, Joel Cooper (University of Utah)


How Do Changes in the External Environment Affect Driving Engagement in Automated Driving? – An Exploratory Study (56) Heishiro Toyoda, Josh Domeyer, John Lenneman (Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Engineering North America)


Exploring Driver Responses to Unexpected and Expected Events Using Probabilistic Topic Models (57) Vindhya Venkatraman (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Yulan Liang (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety), Elease J. McLaurin (University of Wisconsin-Madison) William Horrey, Mary F. Lesch (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety)

10:30am – 10:45am

Break (refreshments available)
Rockwell Foyer

10:45am – 12:05pm

Session 7Driver Distraction & Attention
Moderator: Christian Jerome (2001)* 
Rockwell Ballroom


10:45 am – Threats to Scientific Validity in Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Studies (58) Ronald R. Knipling (Safety for the Long Haul Inc.)


11:05 am – Modeling the Effect of Subtask Boundaries on Driver Glance Behavior (59) Ja Young Lee, John D. Lee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


11:25 am – Familiarity and Distraction Affect Drivers’ Responses to In-Vehicle Warnings for a Hazard that is Not Yet Visible (60) James Jenness, Amy Benedick, Richard Huey (Westat)


11:45 am – It’s All in the Timing: Using the Attend Algorithm to Assess Texting in the Nest Naturalistic Driving Database (61) Sean Seaman (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.), Joonbum Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Bobbie Seppelt (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Linda Angell (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.), Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 

12:05pm – 12:25pm

Conference Wrap Up
Rockwell Ballroom

11:15am – 12:45pm

Box Lunches Available
Rockwell Foyer 

*Moderators are Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award Winners (year)