The following information was provided to potential participants when recruitment was ongoing; it has now ended.

What's Required

If selected, you are being asked to participate in a naturalistic driving study. The study involves a 12 to 24 month data collection effort in which a data acquisition system containing sensors and cameras will be installed in your vehicle to record a variety of driving measures. A link to the individual site consent forms, which may vary slightly from state to state, can be found on the Informed Consent page. To summarize, you will be asked to complete the following activities:

  • Bring your vehicle to the research facility for approximately 4 hours to have the data acquisition system installed.
  • While the system is being installed on your car, you will complete paperwork and testing at research facility, which should take about 2 – 3 hours.
  • Finally, you will then be free to drive the vehicle as you normally would. After you return home, you will be asked to complete any questionnaires you did not have time to complete while your vehicle was being instrumented.
  • We will collect the driving data periodically, typically once every 3 to 6 months. We will also collect data from the vehicle after a crash, either at a place of your choosing or where the vehicle was towed.
  • Because the DAS includes cameras, you should avoid driving your vehicle into any areas where cameras are restricted including international border crossings and military bases.
  • Once your participation is concluded, you will be asked to return to the research facility to have the DAS removed from your vehicle. While we remove the system from your vehicle, we will ask you to fill out some final questionnaires.