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Workshop on Human Factors Issues Associated with “Connected Automation” Applications

On July 20, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m., FHWA’s Office of Safety Research and Development is conducting a workshop on “Human Factors Issues Associated with ‘Connected Automation’ Applications.” The workshop will be held during the Transportation Research Board’s Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, CA. Participants will examine human factors issues associated with near-term deployment of connected automation applications, such as Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC). [More]

NRC Postdoctoral Fellows Help EAR Program Solve Transportation Issues

The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) conducts research across a wide range of topics and disciplines. To supplement the expertise of the permanent staff, it is important to bring in researchers with the appropriate backgrounds to investigate specific problems at short-term basis. Through the Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program, FHWA utilizes the Resident Associates (or Postdoctoral Fellows) program of the National Research Council (NRC) for this purpose. The NRC provides a process for selecting candidates on a competitive merit basis and subsequently for administration of the Resident Fellows during their tenures at FHWA. [More]

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