The Path to Self-Explaining Roads leads through Driver Psychology
Friday, November 18, 2022
12 PM ET – 1 PM ET
We all want drivers to pay attention and drive right—especially when pedestrians and bicyclists are around—but what does it take to get there? How can we design roadways that automatically get a driver’s attention? After 3 years of exploring drivers in their natural habitat, the answer is clear and a bit surprising. Come find out what that X-factor is and what it means for our roadway design philosophy.
Patricia Tice, Ph.D., is an engineer, planner, researcher, and innovator at the University of Central Florida’s Safe and Smart Systems Lab. She has 27 years of experience in a wide range of transportation disciplines from impact analysis, to policy and driver psychology. Her restless mind never fails to find unexpected connections. She specializes in facilitating those “Aha!” moments that will shift your perspective and change the way you practice.