VTTI Workshop

Investigating Driver Distraction and Inattention Using Naturalistic Driving Data

Held by:
Gregory M. Fitch, Jeffrey S. Hickman, William A. Schaudt, Susan A. Soccolich, and Richard J. Hanowski
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, USA

Time: Thursday September 8th, 2011 (9 AM – 3 PM)
Aktiviteten Learning Centre, Lindholmspiren 5, floor 2, Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg. Ask for directions at the reception desk on the ground floor. The workshop will take place in the same building as the DDI2011, but in another room.


This full day workshop will present methods for analyzing driver distraction and inattention using existing naturalistic driving data.

Topics will include:

1) reviewing video of safety-critical events (e.g., crashes and near-crashes) experienced by drivers performing real-world driving without an experimenter in their vehicle, 2) coding driver distraction and inattention, 3) designing driver distraction and inattention experiments (case-control vs. case-crossover studies), 4) sampling baseline data (how many samples and based on what criteria), 5) computing odds ratios and population attributable risk, and 6) the challenges facing these methods. Cases where drivers’ safety was jeopardized by distraction and inattention will be discussed. 

Attendees will be seated in groups to facilitate computational exercises and discussion. Content will be practical in nature and is intended to support those new to the analysis of naturalistic driving data.


The fee for this full day workshop is: SEK 2380 (incl VAT: SEK 2990/EUR 320/USD 425)
The fee includes: full day workshop, lunch, coffee and documentation.

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Hosted by:

DDI2011 c/o SAFER - Lindholmspiren 3 - PO Box 8077 - SE-402 78 Gothenburg, Sweden - Phone: +46 (0)31- 764 7000 - E-mail: safer at chalmers dot se