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Table 3-1. Milestones for Human Factors and Medical Risks

Table 3-1. Milestones for Human Factors and Medical Risks

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Research Product or Information Gained FY 07-08 FY 09-10
Aeromedical Research    
Epidemiological assessment of toxicological and biomedical factors in aviation accidents and incidents x x
Bioaeronautical results, reports, and recommendations to identify human fatigue using functional genomics technology x x
Air Traffic Control/Technical Operations Human Factors    
New measures of air traffic controller performance for use in training and system development x  
Flight Deck/Maintenance/System Integration Human Factors    
Personal-computer-based Human Factors Certification Job Aid for Parts 25 and 23 flight decks x  
Methods and criteria for systems and equipment to reduce the probability of error by system specialists and technicians x  
Methods to improve training and procedures for flight deck distractions during critical flight phases x  
Safety Research and Innovation Deployment    
Knowledge gained on human factor issues associated with use of the Highway Driving Simulator or test vehicles x x
Strategic Highway Research Program II    
Implement and coordinate study design with the Transportation Research Board for selected safety projects x x
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research    
Support safety-conscious planning of systems and improvement processes x x
Produce Safer Carriers    
Research to support FMCSA rulemaking activities, including driver physical qualifications x x
Determine the effects of controlled substance and alcohol use enforcement x  
Provide support for the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 Initiative x  
Produce Safer Drivers    
Determine driver safety risk factors x  
Conduct a field operational test of an onboard monitoring suite for changing driver behavior x  
Validate truck simulators for training commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers x  
Grade Crossings    
Research into human factors of locomotive engineers, drivers, and pedestrians that leads to a reduction in grade crossing accidents x x
Human Factors-Rail    
Research into human factors to reduce rail-related accidents and incidents x x
Crash Avoidance and Human/Vehicle Performance    
Conduct research to understand how vehicle technologies influence driver performance and how the driver-vehicle interface can be enhanced to reduce crash risk x x
Highway Safety Research    
Determine incidence of driver drug use (illicit, prescription, and over-the-counter) and assess potential role in crashes x  
Update and maintain model specifications and Conforming Product Lists for evidential breath test, screening, and ignition interlock devices x  
Evaluate mobilizations to increase safety belt use, nighttime belt use, and programs to increase use of child restraints x