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Driver and Pilot Alertness: Understanding Human Performance and the Contribution of Automation
5 December 2019  ·  London, United Kingdom

Title Driver and Pilot Alertness: Understanding Human Performance and the Contribution of Automation
Date 5 December 2019
Location London, UK
Organised by IMechE

With multi-modal insights on the factors that cause loss of attention, join the Driver and Pilot Alertness seminar to consider what controls are available to mitigate the inherent risks and improve safety for drivers and passengers. Join your peers and industry leaders from across the road, rail and air transport sectors to hear lessons learned on how these findings can be integrated into design, monitoring and practice to prevent damage and accidents.

Attend this seminar to:

  • Gain insight into new approaches and technologies that can be used to understand, control and prevent accidents across the transport industry
  • Stay up to date with the latest standards and regulation for ensuring driver and pilot alertness
  • Learn best practice in designing human-machine interfaces in autonomous vehicles from the automotive sector
  • Share ideas with your peers about how to best integrate human factors into the design process through our interactive panel discussion
  • Network with human factors specialists, designers and engineers from the aerospace, railway and automotive industries

Key programme highlights:

  • Tram Operations Limited discuss what driver monitor data is telling us from studies following the Croydon tram derailment
  • The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) evaluate human performance with a key focus on driver and pilot attention
  • Hear from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and AECOM as they share challenges across transportation sectors
  • The University of Leeds and Institute for Transport Studies discuss the impact of automation and autonomous vehicle design
  • The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) share case studies and discuss railway’s safety track record

FISITA members can book onto this event at the same rate as members of the Institution. Simply, select ‘Member, supporting organisation’ when registering online.

Alternatively, contact our Event Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 7973 1251 or email


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