Transforming the Driving Experience: Automated Vehicle Technologies and Human Attention

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Thursday, November 21, 2019


11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Luncheon Program


Carnegie Mellon University
Jared L. Cohon University Center
Rangos Ballroom
5032 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Nearly 37,000 people died on U.S. roads in 2018, and more than 2.7 million were injured the year before. Automated driving features hold promise for helping to save lives, but vehicles that truly drive themselves without human intervention could take generations. In the meantime, as the technology develops, drivers will encounter a different roadway experience with changing risks. Will they understand how to use or monitor these new technologies? Will they be able to pay attention, when needed? Will regulatory and liability frameworks keep up in a world mixed with old and new roadway technologies?

Join us as we explore these questions and more about the changing risks of the road.

Presented by the Travelers Institute, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and the Traffic21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Register for This Program

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