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Human Factors

Consulting & Software

Driver Research Institute features a team of highly skilled experts specializing in the field of human factors. With extensive knowledge and experience, we provide comprehensive consulting services and innovative software solutions to various audiences. Our aim is to propagate the use of scientific methods in industries such as accident reconstruction, law enforcement, education, criminal law, automotive manufacturing, and engineering.

Through our research-driven approach, we’ve built decades of unbiased, peer-reviewed data into our Response software. When you query about a specific crash type, the software offers research results that show how drivers responded across decades of data. Response is the foundation for the exceptional solutions we deliver and is tailored to fit each client's requirements.

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Expert

Human Factors

Consulting & Software

Driver Research Institute features a team of highly skilled experts specializing in the field of human factors. With extensive knowledge and experience, we provide comprehensive consulting services and innovative software solutions to various audiences. Our aim is to propagate the use of scientific methods in industries such as accident reconstruction, law enforcement, education, criminal law, automotive manufacturing, and engineering.

Through our research-driven approach, we’ve built decades of unbiased, peer-reviewed data into our Response software. When you query about a specific crash type, the software offers research results that show how drivers responded across decades of data. Response is the foundation for the exceptional solutions we deliver and is tailored to fit each client's requirements.

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Our Consulting & Response Software Testimonials

With a proven track record, Driver Research Institute has been providing its expertise to support individuals and organizations in the subject of human factors. Whether through our comprehensive consulting services or innovative software solutions, we are dedicated to meeting your specific human factors needs. We invite you to explore our testimonials, which offer valuable insights into how we can effectively support those demands.

Human Factors Expertise

Driver Behavior

Understanding the abilities and limitations of drivers based on different environments

Hazard Anticipation

Drivers’ speed choices, lane positions, and glancing behaviors in non-emergency situations

Perception Reaction Time (PRT) & Driver Decision Making

Drivers’ response times and response choices in emergency situations

Nighttime Recognition and Conspicuity

Drivers’ abilities to recognize objects at night

Influence of Street and Vehicle Lighting

The influence of illumination and luminance on nighttime recognition behaviors

Vehicle Avoidance Issues

The distance needed to steer, slow, or stop when trying to avoid an obstacle

Time and Distance Calculations

Determining where each driver or pedestrian was at various points in time

Anthropometric Traits

Our database includes human heights, weights, walking and running speeds, and many more

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Human Factors Expertise

Driver Behavior

Understanding the abilities and limitations of drivers based on different environments

Hazard Anticipation

Drivers’ speed choices, lane positions, and glancing behaviors in non-emergency situations

Perception Reaction Time (PRT) & Driver Decision Making

Drivers’ response times and response choices in emergency situations

Nighttime Recognition and Conspicuity

Drivers’ abilities to recognize objects at night

Influence of Street and Vehicle Lighting

The influence of illumination and luminance on nighttime recognition behaviors

Vehicle Avoidance Issues

The distance needed to steer, slow, or stop when trying to avoid an obstacle

Time and Distance Calculations

Determining where each driver or pedestrian was at various points in time

Anthropometric Traits

Our database includes human heights, weights, walking and running speeds, and many more 
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Who We Serve.

Who We Serve.

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Experience the Power of Response Software

Response software is a powerful tool that serves as a comprehensive database of human factors information, offering a wide range of benefits to various professional audiences. Crash reconstructionists, police officers, lawyers, auto engineers, and many others can leverage the unique advantages and distinguishing features of this software to enhance their investigations and decision-making processes.

One notable advantage of Response software is its ability to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive sample of peer-reviewed drivers’ responses ever compiled. This extensive sample serves as a reliable baseline for comparisons with subject drivers, enabling users to make accurate assessments and draw meaningful conclusions. Additionally, the software offers easy access to all relevant data points, ensuring that investigators can efficiently obtain the information they need for their investigations.

Compared to other human factors software available on the market, Response stands out with its user-friendly interface and efficient data retrieval capabilities. Additionally, the software’s emphasis on transparency and citation of data sources sets it apart, providing users with a trustworthy resource for their investigations.

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Ways to Work With Us

Private Consulting

Our approach prioritizes facts over estimates, providing reliable insights into factors such as driver behavior, perception response time, nighttime recognition, and looming. With an extensive collection of crash data, we ensure that you have the necessary information for expert witness testimony. By partnering with us, you can focus on your expertise while we handle the heavy lifting of data analysis related to your case. Trust in our years of experience and let us provide the consulting insights you need.

Software and Training

Experience the power of data-driven human factors insights with Response. With decades of extensive crash data across various scenarios, our leading software provides tailored research and training. We serve as a reliable baseline for comparison, easily obtaining on-point data for your investigation, backed by transparent and well-cited sources. Let the data do the talking.

Events and Classes

Driver Research Institute actively engages in industry events and hosts informative webinars, sharing valuable knowledge about human factors. Through our participation and educational initiatives, we strive to contribute to the field, promote understanding, and empower others with insights into this crucial discipline.

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Our Impact

34+

Led by a team with more than 30 years of research across human factors and industrial engineering, our team of Master’s-level and PH.D. researchers have been widely cited across most aspects of forensics

14+

Response is approved and accepted for use in over 14 countries, our scientific approach and impartial collection of data is the antidote to bias. Our software solution strives to include all relevant, scientific, and peer-reviewed data

80+

Research publications and counting

250+

Invited lectures and classes taught

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Driver Research Institute actively engages in industry events and hosts informative webinars, sharing valuable knowledge about human factors. Through our participation and educational initiatives, we consistently work to contribute to the field, promote understanding, and empower others with insights into this crucial discipline.

ON-DEMAND EVENTS

Advanced Human Factors in Traffic Crashes and Analysis of Drivers’ Responses

In many crash reconstruction cases, the key questions to be answered involve some aspect of human behavior: reaction times (and delays), perception, visibility, impairment and so on. Advanced Analysis of...
ON-DEMAND EVENTS

3 DAY RESPONSE TRAINING VIA ZOOM

JOIN OUR VERY FIRST ZOOM “RESPONSE” TRAINING: Instruction and thorough review of the new cloud-based platform RESPONSE. Review and discussion of new and updated research. Step by step case studies...
ON-DEMAND EVENTS

Human Factors in Traffic Crash Reconstruction (Intro)

This introductory course examines a variety of human factors to determine “why” a collision occurred. We utilize lectures, discussions, in-class demonstrations and outside field exercises to give you an appreciation...
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Interested in Working with us?

From private consulting to software and training, along with our events and seminars, let us know how we can help you.

Interested in Working with us?

From private consulting to software and training, along with our events and seminars, let us know how we can help you.

TALK TO US