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Yale DrivSim Lab Faculty to Present Research at Premier International Driving Simulation Research Conference in October

October 11, 2019

The international Road Safety and Simulation (RSS) conference series was established in Rome in 2007 and has since then provided a bi-annual platform for researchers and professionals from various disciplines to share expertise and the latest insights in the field of road safety and simulation. 

This year's conference will be hosted by the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a self-sustained transportation safety research center in the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering.  During this year's conference (October 14th - 17th), Drs.  Barbara Banz, Federico Vaca and Kaigang Li, all investigators from the Yale Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab), will present findings from several ongoing driving simulation and epidemiological studies.

Dr. Barbara Banz will be delivering new research findings focused on neurocognition, driver attention, and the effects of secondary task engagement.  She will also provide insights from a study aimed to evaluate individual history of binge drinking and its relation to neural responses of secondary task engagement in driving simulation.  Dr. Vaca will present findings from a study evaluating the longitudinal trajectories of adolescents and young adults that ride with impaired drivers (RWI) and drive while impaired (DWI).  Dr. Li, a DrivSim Lab Faculty Associate from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, will present research finding from a study evaluating factors that contribute to delay in driving licensure (DDL) among U.S. high school students and young adults.  

Details regarding the international Road Safety and Simulation Conference can be found at the following link: https://rss2019.org

Submitted by Federico Vaca on October 11, 2019