Behind the wheel: UM-Dearborn works with Hyundai-Kia Motors to improve older driver safety

In 2010, there were nearly 6,000 automobile fatalities involving at least one driver age 65 or older, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and TRIP, a national transportation research group.

To help improve driver safety, Hyundai-Kia Motors enlisted the help of Sang-Hwan Kim, UM-Dearborn assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering.

In May, Hyundai-Kia Motors presented Kim with a $79,405 grant to research effective vehicle instrument panel displays and layouts that will target older drivers and help enhance their driving performance.

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