Which technologies will make my driving safer?

CARSP Webinar Series

Date(s) - October 12, 2023
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT


Automakers are deploying various active and passive safety technologies to improve driver safety. All in an implementation to successfully obtain fully autonomous vehicules. However, the transition between these driving aids and the fully autonomous car is not without obstacles, both in terms of technology and in the understanding and use of the latter by drivers. This is why, CARSP, in collaboration with Martin Lavallière of UQAC and thanks to funding from the financial assistance program of the Road Safety Fund (PAFFSR) of the Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable du Québec, developed a scientific watch of active and passive safety systems, in order to better inform the population and people working in road safety. This innovative information dissemination tool will be presented during this webinar.


Martin Lavallière

Martin Lavallière

Martin Lavallière, Ph.D. is a professor of kinesiology at the Department of health sciences at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) since August 2016. He received his B.Sc. (2005), M.Sc.(2007), and Ph.D.(2013) in kinesiology from Université Laval (Québec, Canada). He completed a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT AgeLab (2013-15) where he evaluated the impact on driving performance of aging, navigation and communication technologies. He completed a second postdoctoral fellow at HEC Montréal (2015-16) working on the impact of work-related collisions. His research evaluates in-simulator-based training program combined with driving specific feedback to improve on-road driving behaviors in multiple clienteles (ex. Emergency respondents, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, etc.). He serves as a board member of the Quebec national board of research on road safety (RRSR), different ISO committees regarding human-machine interface and he is the co-chair of the Special Interest Group on Automated Vehicles of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM).

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