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Article ID: 712979

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Releases Policy Statement on Airline Seating

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has released its policy statement on airline seating in response to Congress requiring FAA update standards for passenger seat dimensions.

Released:
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 712219

HFES Releases New Book Exploring How to Create a Well-Designed Questionnaire

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

HFES announces the release of its latest book, Questionnaire Design: How to Ask the Right Questions of the Right People at the Right Time to Get the Information You Need.

Released:
1-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709706

New Paper Explores Why We Should Train Drivers Using Cars with Autonomous Features

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

A new paper published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering questions whether drivers of cars with autonomous features should receive training before getting behind the wheel, much like pilots do with autopilot systems.

Released:
15-Mar-2019 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702290

American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and driver support. A newly released statement from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) shows how to make autonomous vehicles safer.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698518

Improved Passphrases Could Make Online Experiences Both User-Friendly and Secure

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The human factors researchers’ alternative passphrase systems showed significantly better user recall compared with existing systems.

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3-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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    19-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695921

Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.

Released:
11-Jun-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695867

Researchers Challenge the “Levels of Automation” Framework in Automated Vehicles

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The widespread push by car, truck, and drone makers toward increasingly automated vehicles has moved faster than technology and faster than legislation.

Released:
8-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692642

Graduate Student Wins Design Contest for Mobile Health App for Those Considering Elective Mastectomy

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Employing user-centered design, Grayson achieved dual goals of aiding not only patients but also researchers seeking data about patients’ decision making.

Released:
12-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690961

Don’t Talk and Drive: Examination of Nearly 100 Prior Studies on Cell Phone Use in Cars Underscores Hazards

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers’ use of cell phones.

Released:
12-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 690557

Don’t Talk and Drive

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.

Released:
5-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EST

Law and Public Policy


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