Human Factors and Applied Statistics Laboratory

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Driver behaviour research; driver distraction mitigation; statistical modelling of crash data; on-road and driving simulator studies

Area(s) of Expertise

The infrastructure funded through this Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant consists of an integrated instrumented vehicle laboratory, which includes an instrumented vehicle for on-road data collection and a static laboratory for participant preparation, large-scale data storage, and data post-processing and analysis. The instrumented vehicle is one of a kind in Canada, and among a select few in the world. It enables the study of driver behavior in the real world and validation of driving simulator research.

Our research group also owns a driving simulator facility. The physiological sensors that have been acquired as part of this CFI grant are also being utilized in our driving simulator. These sensors enable us to capture driver state through measures such as eye glance behaviours and heart rate.

Research Services
  • Human subject experimentation
  • Driver behaviour observation and analysis
  • Statistical modeling
  • Vehicle cockpit design and evaluation
Sectors of Application
  • Automotive
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Transportation

Specialized lab

Equipment

Driving simulator laboratory

Simulator

Instrumented vehicle

Vehicle for on-road studies

 

Eye tracker

 

ECG

 

Commercial-grade EEG

 

GSR sensor

 

Respiration sensor

  • Toyota
  • Ornge
  • Transport Canada

Title

URL

The Road to Safety

http://hfastlab.wixsite.com/hfast