Exploring the relationship between vision and driving.
The Eye, The Brain & The Auto is a research congress dedicated to improving the understanding of the relationship between vision and the safe operation of motorized vehicles, in an attempt to reduce the number of highway fatalities. At this collaborative event, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology brings together more than 30 authorities from within the auto industry as well as from the visual research world.
Sessions at the research congress are devoted to a variety of topics including, but not limited, to:
- Role of the autonomous vehicle in a sight-impaired world
- Visual function and assessment, vision impairment, driving safety and performance, visual processing, visual attention and driving tasks
- The auto industry’s responses to the visual challenges faced by all drivers
- Human factors and design issues relevant to the driver, roadway and vehicle design
- Policies that address vision and driving, driver assessment and licensure, and rehabilitation strategies for the visually impaired driver specialists
- Gain a better appreciation of vision, including its range of abilities and challenges
- Better understand how vision and cognitive impairment, age, crash avoidance systems, glare, ergonomics, auto design, safe highways, road signs and driver distraction impact safe driving
- Assess more accurately which types of visual problems make a real difference to drivers
- Gain a better understanding of research methods used to study vision and driving
- Differentiate which types of visual aids (bioptic lenses, night driving systems and other interventions) can extend a visually compromised individual's driving ability
- Update the role of autonomous vehicles in a sight-impaired world
2013 The Eye, The Brain & The Auto (Sept. 16-18, 2013)
The 2013 research congress will be held at:
300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
For more information about The Eye, The Brain & The Auto research congress, go to dioworldcongresses.com or call the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology at (313) 824-4710.