Recent Publications

Reimer, B. (2020). Right To Repair Or A Fight For Survival? Forbes. (Link)

Morando, A., Gershon, P., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2020). Driver-initiated Tesla Autopilot Disengagements in Naturalistic Driving. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicle Applications (AutomotiveUI '20), Virtual Event. pp. 57-65. DOI: 10.1145/3409120.3410644. (open access link)

Reimer, B. (2020). Right To Repair Or An Automotive Safety Threat? Forbes. (Link)

Landry, S., Seppelt, B., Russo, L., Mehler, B., Angell, L., Gershon, P. & Reimer, B. (2020). Perceptions of Two Unique Lane Centering Systems: An FOT Interview Analysis. SAE Technical Paper 2020-01-0108. DOI: 10.4271/2020-01-0108.

Sawyer, B.D., Dobres, J., Chahine, N. & Reimer, B. (2020). The great typography bake-off: comparing legibility at-a-glance. Ergonomics, 63(4), pp. 391-398. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2020.1714748. (full text)

Reimer, B. (2020). Should Tesla Take The Initiative To Better Monitor And Manage Driver Behavior With Autopilot? Forbes. (Link)

Fridman, L., Brown, D.E., Glazer, M., Angell, W., Dodd, S., Jenik, B., Terwilliger, J., Patsekink, A., Kindelsberger, J., Ding, L., Seaman, S., Abraham, H., Mehler, A., Sipperley, A., Pettinato, A., Seppelt, B.D., Angell, L., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2019). MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology Study: Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study of Driver Behavior and Interaction With Automation. IEEE Access, 7(1), pp. 102021-102038. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2926040. (full text)

Park, J., Iagnemma, K. & Reimer, B. (2019). A user study of semi-autonomous and autonomous highway driving: an interactive simulation study. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 18(1), pp. 49–58. DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2018.2873850. (link)

Reagan, I.J., Kidd, D.G., Dobres, J., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2019). The effects of age, interface modality, and system design on drivers’ attentional demand when making phone calls while driving on a limited-access highway. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 60, pp. 536–548. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.10.02. (link)

Reimer, B. (2019). Is It Time To Invest In Automation To Support Better Driving? Forbes. (Link)

Perlman, D., Samost, A., Domel, A.G., Mehler, B., Dobres, J. & Reimer, B. (2019). The Relative Impact of Smartwatch and Smartphone use while Driving on Workload, Attention, and Driving Performance. Applied Ergonomics, 75, pp. 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.09.001. (link)

Reimer, B. (2019). The Long, Elon Musk And The Tesla Automation Strategy: A Disruptor in Vehicle Safety or Not? Forbes. (Link)

Kidd, D.G., Reimer, B., Dobres, J. & Mehler, B. (2018). Changes in Driver Glance Behavior When Using a System That Automates Steering to Perform a Low-speed Parallel Parking Maneuver. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, pp. 629–639. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.07.002. (link)

Seppelt, B., Seaman, S., Angell, L., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2018). TAssessing the effect of in-vehicle task interactions on attention management in safety-critical events. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention. Gothenburg, Sweden. (pdf)

Mehler, B., Angell, L., Seppelt, B., Seaman, S. & Reimer, B. (2018). The TEORT Problem: Finding a Path to a Solution for Modern In-Vehicle HMIs (extended abstract). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention. Gothenburg, Sweden. (pdf)

Parikhal, L., Abraham, H., Mehler, A., McWilliams, T., Dobres, J., Chahine, N. & Reimer, B. (2018). These Labels are Nuts: Challenges to Safe Product Identification for Nut-Allergic Consumers. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Philadelphia, PA. pp. 987-991. DOI: 10.1177/1541931218621228.

Abraham, H., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2018). Learning to Use In-Vehicle Technologies: Consumer Preferences and Effects on Understanding. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Philadelphia, PA. pp. 1589-1593. DOI: 10.1177/1541931218621359.

Fridman, L., Reimer, B., Mehler, B. & Freeman, W.T. (2018). Cognitive Load Estimation in the Wild. Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada. DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174226. Honorable Mention Award. [Recognizing the top 5% of 2500 papers].

Dobres, J., Wolfe. B., Chahine, N. & Reimer, B. (2018). The Effects of Visual Crowding, Text Size, and Positional Uncertainty on Text Legibility at a Glance. Applied Ergonomics, 70, pp. 240-246. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.03.007. (link)

Nunes, A., Reimer, B. & Coughlin, J. (2018). Humans Must Retain Control of Autonomous Vehicles. Nature, 556, pp. 169-171. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-018-04158-5. (full text)

Wolfe. B., Dobres, J., Rosenholtz, R. & Reimer, B. (2017). More than the Useful Field: Considering peripheral vision in driving. Applied Ergonomics, 65, pp. 316-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.07.009. (full text)

Seppelt, B., Seaman, S., Lee, J., Angell, L.S., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2017). Glass Half-full: Use of On-road Glance Metrics to Differentiate Crashes From Near-crashes in the 100-car Data. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 107, pp. 48-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.07.021. (full text)

Kidd, D.G., Dobres, J., Reagan, I., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2017). Considering Visual-manual Tasks Performed during Highway Driving in the Context of Two Different Sets of Guidelines for Embedded In-vehicle Electronic Systems. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 47, pp. 23-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.04.002. (link)

Fridman, L., Toyoda, H., Seaman, S., Seppelt, B., Angell, L., Lee, J., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2017). What Can Be Predicted from Six Seconds of Driver Glances? Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO. pp. 2805–2813. DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025929. Best Paper Award. [Recognizing the top 1% of 2400 papers]. (pre print)

Fridman, L. & Reimer, B. (2017). Semi-Automated Annotation of Discrete States in Large Video Datasets. Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI): Workshop on Crowdsourcing, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Agents, San Francisco, CA. arxiv.org/pdf/1612.01035.pdf

Reimer, B., Pettinato, A., Fridman, L., Lee, J., Mehler, B., Seppelt, B., Park, J., & Iagnemma, K. (2016). Behavioral Impact of Drivers’ Roles in Automated Driving. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicle Applications (AutomotiveUI '16), Ann Arbor, MI. pp. 217-224. DOI: 10.1145/3003715.3005411.

Dobres, J., Reimer, B. & Chahine, N. (2016).The Effect of Font Weight and Rendering System on Glance-Based Text Legibility. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicle Applications (AutomotiveUI '16), Ann Arbor, MI. pp. 91-96. DOI: 10.1145/3003715.3005454.

Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Reagan, I., Kidd, D. & Dobres, J. (2016). Multi-Modal Demands of a Smartphone Used to Place Calls and Enter Addresses during Highway Driving Relative to Two Embedded Systems. Ergonomics, 59(12), pp. 1565-1585. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2016.1154189. (full text)

Dobres, J., Chahine, N., Reimer, B., Gould, D., Mehler, B. & Coughlin, J.F. (2016). Utilising psychophysical techniques to investigate the effects of age, typeface design, size and display polarity on glance legibility. Ergonomics, 59(10), pp. 1377-1391. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1137637. (full text)

Reimer, B., Mehler, B. & Coughlin, J.F. (2016). Reductions in self-reported stress and anticipatory heart rate with the use of a semi-automated parallel parking system. Applied Ergonomics, 52, pp. 120-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2015.07.008. (full text)

Belyusar, D., Reimer, B., Mehler, B. & Coughlin, J.F. (2016). A Field Study on the Effects of Digital Billboards on Glance Behavior during Highway Driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 88, pp. 88-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.12.014. (link)

Mehler, B., Kidd, D., Reimer, B., Reagan, I., Dobres, J. & McCartt, A. (2016). Multi-modal assessment of on-road demand of voice and manual phone calling and voice navigation entry across two embedded vehicle systems. Ergonomics, 49(3), pp. 344-367. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1081412. (full text)

Reimer, B. (2014). Driver Assistance Systems and the Transition to Automated Vehicles: A Path to Increase Older Adult Safety and Mobility? Public Policy & Aging Report, 24(1), pp. 27-31. (open access link)