Predicting Performance and Safety Based on Driver Fatigue

Feb 19, 2017

Predicting Performance and Safety Based on Driver Fatigue
Speaker: Daniel Mollicone, Ph.D.
Date: Monday March 20, 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00 PM

Fatigue impairs neurobehavioral performance in general, and vigilant attention and reaction time in particular, thereby diminishing a driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. There is a need to quantify the relationship between driver fatigue and driver performance and safety, in terms of metrics already being collected by many transportation companies.

A two-step analytical approach was developed that involved estimating fatigue based on recent sleep history using a biomathematical model, and then predicting operationally relevant performance based on fatigue. This will be valuable to demonstrate the need for, and document the benefits of the implementation of fatigue countermeasures.

Event details: 
San Diego, CA
March 20-23, 2017