Vehicle technologies to reduce teen’s unsafe behaviors:
This project will explore one promising approach to reduce novice teen driver crashes: using advanced in-vehicle technologies to monitor novice teen driver’s behavior. Such technologies can be integrated into a device to monitor and reduce unsafe behaviors through several interface approaches, including:
- Vehicle Adaptations—Automatically prohibiting behaviors detected, e.g., safety belt interlocks;
- In-Vehicle Feedback—Providing drivers with real time information, e.g., speeding in curves;
- Reporting—Recording behaviors to transmit them at a later time to parents, insurance companies, driver educators, etc.
The goal is to provide a knowledge base about teen driver behaviors and support for the development of recommendations for the capabilities, operational concepts, and interfaces that would lead to effective, acceptable, and widely deployed technologies.
- An Exploration of Vehicle-Based Monitoring of Novice Teen Drivers: Final Report DOT HS 811 333, August 2010
- Summary report: Workshop on vehicle Technologies to aid teen drivers. (2006) DOT HS 810 612
- Traffic Safety Facts 2005 Data: Young Drivers
- Traffic Injury New Drivers Links