PACTS wishes to appoint a new Chair of its Road Environment Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After six years as Chair, Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, is stepping down at the end of December 2019 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 31st January. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the […]
Driver and Pilot Alertness: Understanding Human Performance and the Contribution of Automation Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London 05 December 2019 Early Bird ends on 25 October 2019 Whilst increase automation is reducing reliance on humans this may, if not designed and managed appropriately, increase the risk of loss of attention. Driver/Pilot alertness is affected by many factors including the design of the task, work environment, rostering, fatigue, stimulation profile of the […]
The Department for Transport published the detailed 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 27th September 2019. This showed: 1,784 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,511 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes in recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for seriously injured casualty numbers.* 133,112 slightly injured […]
Regulating drug driving to protect all road users Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London Tuesday 22 October 9:30 – 13:00 PACTS and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) will hold a seminar on drug driving on 22 October in London. Participation is free, however places are limited. Full details and agenda available here.
PACTS is pleased to publish (19th September 2019) What Does My Car Do? by Dr Shaun Helman, Chief Scientist at TRL, and Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety, University of Leeds. The report conclude that, “The lack of full standardisation of vehicle controls and the driver interface with driver assistance systems means there is often a ‘human factors’ deficit in which drivers are forced to use systems they do not necessarily […]