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FMCSA's ART Division to Host Webinar on Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Program

March 31, 2010

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar presenting preliminary test results for the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Program
. The webinar will be held on April 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

The goal of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Program is to demonstrate technologies needed to equip both light vehicles and heavy trucks with advanced driver assistance systems. These systems are designed to help drivers avoid the most common types of deadly crashes, including forward collision, lane change/merge, and road departure.

Information was developed on how best to communicate warnings from an integrated system covering multiple hazards to the driver. The Office of Analysis, Research and Technology conducted a field operational test using 10 heavy trucks with 18 drivers. The purpose of the test was to understand the safety benefits of the system, as well as driver behavior and acceptance.

Chris Flanigan of the ART Technology Division will give an overview of FMCSA's involvement in the IVBSS Program, while James Sayer, IVBSS program director from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, will discuss the heavy truck test and provide some preliminary results.

To register, go to http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/art-webinars-future.asp.


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