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SAE International Webcast Addresses Driver Distraction

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 20, 2008 - SAE International's Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine is presenting a telephone/Webcast titled, "Reducing Driver Distraction: Improving Safety Behind the Wheel."

Aug. 14, 2008

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

M. Lucas Neurauter, Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


  • Charlie Klauer, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute  
  • Matt Sundeen, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures  
  • Uwe Petersen, Manager-Active Safety, Driver Assistance Systems, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, Daimler AG  
  • Trent W. Victor, Senior Researcher, Safety Analysis and Human Factors, Volvo Technology Corporation


  • Risks of engaging in secondary tasks while driving
  • Regulations targeting driver distraction, including cell phone bans
  • External and internal automotive applications that address driver distraction, including emergency brake lights and collision warning systems
  • Technology that monitors and warns drivers by tracking eye movements

Professionals in the field of transportation research, automotive safety, intelligent transportation systems and surface transportation are encouraged to attend.

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Fee is $179.  Fee will be waived for reporters who receive accreditation; please e-mail your request to