Human Factors Engineering Expert in Automotive Electronics Systems

Case Description:

A human factors engineering expert in on-board automobile navigation systems was needed to consult on new automotive technologies. At issue was the introduction of new automotive technologies incorporating human factors into the design and development of electronics systems.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a human factors engineering expert with knowledge of various control aspects in a vehicle’s cockpit, such as GPS, adaptive cruise control, telematic services (traffic information), audio control, temperature control, navigation systems, service and maintenance status monitoring. The expert would consult on proprietary aspects of the ergonomics and human computer interface aspects.

Experts Presented:

  • Vehicle Telematics

    This human factors engineering expert has over 20 years of experience with human factors and telematics. He has extensive experience in the analysis and development of automotive navigation systems. He worked for a major automobile manufacturer for nearly ten years as a human factors consultant conducting various research projects associated with TravTek, Intelligent Cruise Control and Front-to-Rear-End Collision Warning Systems. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Intelligent Transportation Society of America and Society of Automotive Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a certified Human Factors Professional. This expert received a B.S. degree in systems engineering with a human factors option. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research with a human factors option. IMS Reference #4991077

  • Human Factors Engineering

    This expert in human factors engineering has over 15 years of experience with cognitive science, human factors, and user interface. He has conducted extensive research in the field of on-board intelligent transportation systems and user interface. He is an invited speaker at numerous conferences to discuss trends in human factors and analysis regarding in-vehicle telematic devices. He and his research organizations have been awarded numerous grants and contracts to investigate and analyze driver distraction, user interface, and the use of in-vehicle devices. This expert received a B.S. degree in psychology, an M.S. degree in kinesiology with a minor in cognitive science, and a Ph.D. in human factors with a minor in cognitive science. IMS Reference #5012880

  • Automotive Electronics

    This human factors engineering expert has over 30 years of involvement with automotive electronics, including product design, marketing, and manufacturing. He is owner and principal of a technology consultancy specializing in transportation electronics. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He received an associate degree in electronic engineering technology and a B.S. in electrical engineering. This expert has extensive experience in the automotive industry providing research and expert opinion for patent infringement and forensic investigations. IMS Reference #5012754

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