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The HumanFIRST (Human Factors Interdisciplinary Research in Simulation and Transportation) Program employs the tools and methods of psychology and human factors engineering to improve scientific understanding of driver performance and cognitive functions.

HumanFIRST Program

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-6023
Fax: 612-625-8884
E-mail: humanfirst@me.umn.edu

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Transportation GIS Visualization

Realistic computer-generated environments for visualizing roadway impacts. More

Driver Functioning / Impairment

Investigations into basic driver functioning and the influence of impairments. More

Bus driver on an instrumented bus with lane-assist and HUD technology

Driver Support Systems

In-vehicle and extra-vehicle technologies that facilitate driver performance, workload, and comfort. More

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Information technologies, integrated with the infrastructure, designed to improve transportation systems. More