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has held a variety of engineering and research positions at Ford Motor Company since 1985. For much of that time, he has focused on human performance in the driving environment. He developed several simulation laboratories at Ford culminating in the Ford's VIRtual Test Track EXperiment or VIRTTEX laboratory in 2001. VIRTTEX is a large 6 degree of freedom motion base driving simulator that remains the largest driving simulator operated by an auto company in North America. Since that time he has become interested in Human Machine Interface design and led the development of Ford's SmartGauge information display for hybrid electric vehicles.

His current interests are in automotive Human Machine Interface design and evaluation, especially in the area of active safety systems. He chairs the Transportation Research Board committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance. He is also a member of the scientific committee on each of the three major driving simulation conferences: DSC North America, DSC Europe and DSC Asia-Pacific.

Adam Kopstein is the Manager of the Product Safety and Compliance Office at Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. He is responsible for the planning and organization of safety activities, complete vehicle certification, regulatory compliance, and field service actions for the North American Market. In this role, he serves as the principal representative to all North American Governing agencies for Volvo Car Corporation. Mr. Kopstein has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. Since joining Volvo Cars in 1998, Adam has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions in the Quality and Technical divisions at Volvo North America.

Saturday, March 6, 2010 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
Fatigue & Public Safety: Research & Policy Issues in Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, & the Driving Public

Bryan Vila, PhD , is a professor of criminal justice at Washington State University and director of the Operational Tasks Simulation Lab in its Sleep and Performance Research Center. Prior to joining WSU, he directed Crime Control and Prevention Research for the U.S. Department of Justice for three years, and was an associate professor at the University of Wyoming and the

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