Associate Research Scientist and Associate Director – The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Associate Director – Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center)
Dr. Molnar’s research has focused primarily on traffic safety and driver behavior. Specific topics of interest include older driver safety and mobility; the use of vehicle technology to improve driver safety; behavioral effects and safety outcomes associated with traffic laws, policies, and programs; adolescent driving behavior; prevention of alcohol-impaired driving; and use and misuse of safety belts and child safety seats. In the area of older driver safety and mobility, she had led or currently leads projects on better understanding how changes in cognitive, perceptual, and psychomotor abilities can affect driving behavior and what can be done to maintain safe driving. She also recently led a project examining age differences in the transfer of control between manual and automated driving in an automated vehicle.
|Guidelines for Development of Evidence-Based Countermeasures for Risky Driving|
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology, Human Factors