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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.

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U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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