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NHTSA Research Public Meeting


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NHTSA held a public meeting where the agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices presented information on activities related to the agency's research programs. Representatives from the two offices presented information and accepted questions from the audience.

Each year, NHTSA executes a broad array of research programs in support of agency priorities. The agency's research portfolio covers program areas pertaining to vehicle safety — including safety countermeasures related to the vehicle, components, operation and use — and behavioral safety, which includes safety countermeasures related to the behavior and actions of drivers, vehicle occupants, and other road users.

The public meeting was intended to provide outreach regarding research activities at NHTSA for both vehicle and behavioral safety, including expected near-term deliverables. NHTSA technical research staff discussed projects under way and answered questions from attendees.

Watch the Public Meeting

Day 1 Videos

Day 2 Videos

To review the transcripts, presentations and posters from the public meeting, click here.



Day 1: Nov. 20, 2019 Activity
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Escort
8:25 a.m. Housekeeping Comments & Instructions
8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks from NHTSA
8:50 a.m. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Topics: research on ADAS performance testing, tools, and methods for passenger and heavy vehicles
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Vulnerable and Other Road Users, Topics: research focusing primarily on pedestrian activities, but also bicyclist and motorcyclist safety as well as broader safety considerations in and around vehicles
11:10 a.m. . Human Factors, Topics: research on various aspects of human interaction with advanced safety technologies and driving automation
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Vehicle Cybersecurity & Electronics, Topics: research on passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle cybersecurity as well as functional safety
1:40 p.m. Break & Dedicated Time for Research Posters Review
2:15 p.m. Automated Driving Systems (ADS), Topics: research on occupant protection for alternative seating and ADS safety assessment methods and metrics
3:50 p.m. Closing Reminders
Agenda for day 1

Day 2: Nov. 21, 2019 Activity
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Escort
8:25 a.m. Housekeeping Comments & Instructions
8:30 a.m. Day Two Kickoff Remarks
8:35 a.m. Drug-Impaired Driving, Topics: research related to the potential influence of drugs on the driving task and in crashes
9:00 a.m. Advanced Crash Test Dummies, Topics: research on crash test dummies with a specific focus on work performed for the development of the THOR 50th percentile male
10:20 a.m. Break & Dedicated Time for Research Posters Review
10:45 a.m. Departmental Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and Spectrum Activities, Topics: research related to cross-modal development, testing, and pilot deployment of connected vehicle technologies within the 5.9GHz band dedicated to transportation safety
11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks from NHTSA
Agenda day 2