Representatives from the UI NADS and the Iowa City Area Development Group headed off to San Francisco to join over 1,500 other professionals, industry, academic and government officials to exchange ideas and insights to expedite the future of automated vehicles. The Iowa AVPG had a presence at the symposium as part of one of the breakout sessions featuring select AVPG's in the U.S. Dr. McGehee presented on the Iowa AVPG and how we offer something different and what makes Iowa truly unique.

Chris Schwarz facilitated a breakout session related to discussion of how highly automated vehicles can communicate with other road users during the TRB Subcommittee on Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation. 

Additionally, Chris Schwarz and Ashley McDonald of the National Advanced Driving Simulator presented research at the peer reviewed poster session during the symposium. Chris' poster titled, "Transfer from Highly Automated to Manual Control - Encountering a Slow Lead Vehicle," featured researched from a Safer-Sim study that sought to measure what degree drivers trust the automation and understand drivers interaction during the transfer from automated to manual control.

Ashley's poster titled, "Understanding a Driver's First Exposure to ADAS and its impact on Future Consumer Education," presented research from an on-road study that measured how a driver's knowledge about and attitudes towards advanced driver assistance technologies are affected after the initial exposure to the technology.