Recent Publications

Seaman, S., Gershon, P., Angell, L., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2022). Evaluating the associations between forward collision warning severity and driving context. Safety, 8(1), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.3390/safety8010005. (full text)

Morando, A., Gershon, P., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2021). Visual Attention and Steering Wheel Control: From Engagement to Disengagement of Tesla Autopilot. Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Baltimore, MD. pp. 1390-1394. DOI: 10.1177/1071181321651118. (link)

Lee, C., Gershon, P., Reimer, B., Mehler, B. & Coughlin, J.F. (2021). Consumer Knowledge and Acceptance of Driving Automation: Changes Over Time and Across Age Groups. Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Baltimore, MD. pp. 1395-1399. DOI: 10.1177/1071181321651116. (link)

Morando, A., Gershon, P., Mehler, B. & Reimer, B. (2021). A model for naturalistic glance behavior around Tesla Autopilot disengagements. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 161, pp. 106348. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2021.106348. (full text)

Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Muñoz, M., Dobres, J., Kidd, D. & Reagan, I.J. (2021). Patterns in transitions of visual attention during baseline driving and during interaction with visual–manual and voice-based interfaces. Ergonomics, 64(11), pp. 1429-1451. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2021.1930197. (full text)

Gershon, P., Seaman, S., Mehler, B., Reimer, B. & Coughlin, J. (2021). Driver behavior and the use of automation in real-world driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 158, pp. 106217. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2021.106217. (full text)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)