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Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Location: Online, 12:30 – 1:45pm AEST
Organiser: Austroads

Driving is changing. This webinar identifies the skills, knowledge and behaviours drivers need, now and in the future, to safely operate cars and trucks equipped with higher levels of automation.

Building on lessons learned from the aviation sector, this session will discuss the education and training needs of drivers of light and heavy vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions, and whether licensing requirements in Australia and New Zealand should change.

The webinar will detail key research findings from:

  • a literature review and web search
  • extensive consultation with licensing authorities and other key stakeholders
  • a training needs analysis, and
  • an assessment of some key issues specified by Austroads.

The project aims to support licensing authorities respond to new technologies which may require new skill sets by drivers and policy responses by agencies.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenters to have your questions answered.

Presented by Professor Michael Regan, Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan, Phil Wallace and Mitch Cunningham.

Prof Mike Regan is Professor of Human Factors at the University of New South Wales Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). Mike has more than 20 years’ experience as a road safety researcher – in Australia, Europe and the US. His research interests include driver interaction with automated vehicles, driver distraction and inattention, and human factors in road and traffic engineering. Mike has authored more than 250 publications, including four books, and was the 25th President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), at the University of New South Wales. With over 10 years of experience in transport safety – in both academia and government –  his key research interests focus on how cognitive and attentional ‘mistakes’ occur in road environments and how education and training can facilitate safer road users. More recently, his research explores the rise of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the human factors implications of this new era in transportation.

Phil Wallace is a senior consultant with Learning Systems Analysis where he specialises training needs analysis and design of high performance and safety critical training programs. He served for 22 years in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), primarily involved in technical and aircrew training. For the past 23 years, Phil has worked as a learning consultant and researcher, largely in the fields of military aviation and public road users.

Mitch Cunningham is a third year psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney and Casual Academic at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), at the University of New South Wales. Mitch has collaborated closely with Prof. Mike Regan for over five years on a range of human factors-related projects, with a particular focus on driver distraction and human factors-related considerations with the introduction of highly automated vehicles. Mitch has disseminated his research in top-tier scholarly journals and at scientific conferences in the Human Factors field, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious international academic prizes and fellowships.

No charge but registration is essential.

Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

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