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Francesco Biondi

Human kinetics professor Francesco Biondi is leading research into the effect of vehicle automation on driver cognitive load.Human kinetics professor Francesco Biondi is leading research into the effect of vehicle automation on driver cognitive load.

Research aims to reduce collision risks in partially automated vehicles

Most cars have cruise control, automatically slow down if you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, or alert you if you are drifting out of your lane.

But do such automations make drivers less attentive, increasing the risk of collisions?

interior of self-driving carSafety demands that drivers educate themselves on automated technologies before they get behind the wheel, writes kinesiology professor Francesco Biondi.

Public needs education on vehicle automation: professor

As automated technologies are increasingly incorporated into car design, consumers need to educate themselves on these features for safety reasons.