Dr Richard Wilkie has been actively researching human perceptual-motor control for more than 15 years, and has published >30 articles in the top journals in the field. He completed an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded PhD, then worked on three EPSRC funded grants (‘Visual & Non-Visual Information for the Control of Steering’; ‘Active Gaze and Control of Locomotion’; ‘Neural mechanisms of collision detection and Steering’). He has most recently been supported by Transport for London to examine whether a driver’s ability to detect and respond to vulnerable road users is affected by viewing characteristics. Wilkie’s expertise is broad, encompassing knowledge of computer hardware, software and graphics development, visual psychophysical techniques, human factors and EEG/fMRI neuroimaging methods.
We hear about the latest research to better understand the role of eye contact and direct vision (through windows) over indirect vision (through mirrors and VDUs) in improving road safety and reducing HGV collisions with vulnerable road users. This session will also bring you up to date with TfL’s Safer Trucks programme.
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