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A New Year for CChIPS

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has launched a new research year. Read to find out more about the ten projects CChIPS investigators will be spearheading in 2017-2018.

A New Research Tool to Predict Young Driver Behavior

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Santiago Ontañón, PhD, a research scientist and assistant professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Dr. Ontañón led a study, “Learning to Predict Driver Behavior from Observation,” and recently presented on the findings at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposia on Learning from Observation of Humans at Stanford University.

Honoring the Entrepreneurial Spirit of a Child

Bishop Curry, the 10 year old son of a Toyota employee, came up with a design that he hoped might prevent hot car deaths among children in car seats. His father's quest to share this vision led to an invitation to tour Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center and attend the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies' annual Advances in Child Injury Prevention conference. Read more to hear a conversation about their experience.

The Importance and Evolution of Integrated Safety Systems in Motor Vehicles

Read a conversation with Tony Gioutsos of TASS International, who served as the keynote speaker at the Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, on the topic of integrated safety in motor vehicles.

Final Reminder: Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, November 14

Final reminder that The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) will host the 2016 Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference on November 14, 2016 in Plymouth, MI. We are now offering a discounted rate of $125 for non-profit employees. Please read more to hear about what our keynote speaker, Tony Gioutsos of TASS International, plans to discuss.

Emotions & Driving in Stressful Traffic Situations

Read about a new CIRP@CHOP study that examined the impact of emotions on teens in stressful driving situations, including heavy traffic and tailgating.

Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference, November 14

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) will host the 2016 Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference on November 14, 2016 in Plymouth, MI.

Naturalistic Data Describe Teens' Risky Driving

James Megariotis, an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at Drexel University, shares what he's learned about teen driver behaviors during his CIRP@CHOP research co-op experience.

Autonomous Cars and Self-Driving Technology: Burden or Boon for Teen Drivers?

Autonomous and self-driving technology is under scrutiny after a supposed auto-pilot mode-related fatal crash. These technologies have potential to prevent crashes, but we can't underestimate the human factors at play -- especially for young drivers.

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