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Panel Event and Roundtable: Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

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NTSB Conference Center
10/27/2016 8:30 AM
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The complete transcript of the proceedings will be posted in November (in approximately 2 weeks). 
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Opening Remarks (8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)

Opening Statement - The Honorable Member Earl F. Weener, Ph.D., National Transportation Safety Board
Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council


SESSION 1: Defining ADAS – Features, Benefits and Availability (9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.)

  • David Zuby, Executive VP & Chief Research Officer
    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    Features, benefits, and capabilities of AEB, FCW, LDW, Blind Spot Detection, Advanced Headlights
    Presentation | Video 1 | Video 2
  • Greg Brannon, Director, Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations
    AAA National
    AAA perspective on benefits of AEB, blind spot, LDW
  • Matt Moore, VP
    Highway Loss Data Institute
    Integration of ADAS into the passenger fleet

Q & A (9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)


Break (10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.)


SESSION 2: Human Factors and Driver Interaction with ADAS (10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

  • Dan McGehee, PhD, Director
    Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program, University of Iowa
    Driver perceptions of ADAS (“My Car Does What” survey)
  • John Sullivan, PhD, Associate Research Scientist and Head of Human Factors Group
    University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute
    Overview of behavioral adaption research related to new safety technologies
  • Anders Eugensson, Director of Governmental Affairs
    Considerations for driver attention and vehicle technologies

Q & A (11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.)


Break (11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)


SESSION 3: Education and Promotion of ADAS (11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

  • Chris Mullen, Director
    Technology Research Division, State Farm
    The driver’s role and importance of consumer education
  • Mike Cammisa, Senior Director
    Safety & Connected Vehicles Global Automakers
    Role of auto industry in advancing ADAS
  • Henry Jasny, Senior VP & General Counsel
    Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
    Role of advocates in promoting technology and educating policymakers and consumers
  • Robert Gordon, Senior VP
    Policy Development and Research, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
    Role of insurance companies in promotion and consumer education, incentives considerations

Q & A (12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.)


Lunch Break (12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)


 SESSION 4: Consumer Tools and Resources (1:00 p.m – 1:50 p.m.)

  • Jennifer Dang, New Car Assessment Program Division Chief and
    Susan McMeen, Consumer Information Director
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    Role of New Car Assessment Program (5-Star Safety Ratings) in educating consumers about vehicle safety
  • Shawn Sinclair, Automotive Engineer
    Consumer Reports
    How Consumer Reports advances automotive safety
  • Rebecca Lindland, Senior Director of Commercial Insights
    Kelley Blue Book
    How Kelley Blue Book educates auto buyers
  • Jamie Page Deaton, Managing Editor, Best Cars
    US News & World Report
    How US News & World Report, mass media, educates consumers on auto technologies

Q & A (1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)


Break (2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.)


SESSION 5: Driver Training (2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

  • Jared Allen, Senior Director of Media Relations
    National Automobile Dealers Association
    Role of dealers and dealer strategy in training their sales staff and the car buyers
  • Kyle Rakow, VP and National Director of Driver Safety
    AARP and The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence
    How AARP is training seniors on ADAS features/benefits
  • Allen Robinson, PhD, Chief Executive Officer
    American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
    How traffic safety educators are training drivers of all types, especially teens

Q & A (3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.)


Break (3:10 p.m – 3:20 p.m.)


SESSION 6: Roundtable Discussion & Industry Commitments (3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)


Closing Remarks (4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

 Closing Statement - The Honorable Member Earl F. Weener, Ph.D., National Transportation Safety Board

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