Co-Presenters Suzan Ayas (IndE MASc 1T9) and Nazli E. Kaya (IndE MASc 1T9) from won Best Oral Presentation award at 18th Annual Human Factors Engineering Inter-University Workshop at University at Buffalo on November 11, 2017. They presented their work titled “Driver Attention Allocation during Right Turns at Signal-Controlled Intersections”, which uses data collected in the … Read More
HFASt research and members were featured in a video produced by Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center. The video, embedded below, highlights research focused on enhancing driver safety and was shown at the ITS World Congress in Montreal.
Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center’s (CSRC) 2017 report featured research conducted by HFASt in naturalistic driving (04-A Bump in the Road to Autonomy) and driver distraction (05-Diagnosing Driver Distraction).
Xiaonian (Sean) He (IndE BASc 1T9), Kaiyang (Bond) Chen (IndE BASc 1T9), and Tianshu (Tina) Shen (IndE BASc 1T9) placed first in the video competition at Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) 2017 at the University of Toronto. Their video described the Anticipatory Driving Behaviour research conducted by Dengbo He and Professor Birsen Donmez. Ryan Cheng (IndE BASc … Read More
Jeanne Xie (IndE MASc 1T6) recently won the best student paper award from 2016 HFES STTG for her research on “Gaming to Safety: Exploring Feedback Gamification for Mitigating Driver Distraction.” Jeanne recently graduated from the Human Factors and Applied Statistics (HFASt) Lab, supervised by Professor Birsen Donmez. Co-authors Winnie Chen, Professor Donmez, and Jeanne Xie are pictured above. … Read More
Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization committed to building youth interest and engagement in science. On April 25th, 2016, the LTS Fun House was held at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Laboratory, HFASt, created an informative activity to teach attending elementary school … Read More
The Toyota Technical Center created a fun and informative walking obstacle course, dubbed the Distracted Walking Dojo, to demonstrate the degradation in performance due to trying to combine texting and walking. To help with the distraction task and evaluation, CSRC reached out to collaborative partners MIT AgeLab and U of T’s HFASt lab. Learn more … Read More
Prof. Donmez was featured in Spring 2015 (The Manufacturing) issue of the EDGE Magazine. In an article titled ” Reduced distracted driving”, Prof. Donmez discusses the impact of in-vehicle devices on dirving distraction.
Professor Donmez interview was featured on October issue of Toyota Club Magazine. Article higlhights the importance of research initiative by Toyota Collaborative Safety research Center (CSRC) and HFASt to investigate safety system feedback.
On June 22nd, the Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab participated in a distracted driving awareness event hosted by Young Drivers driving school. HFASt showcased it’s research on distracted driving, provided demonstrations of eye tracking and other driver measurement methods in an instrumented car, and showed how new sources of distraction such as wearables might … Read More