As director of VTTI’s Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety, Luke Neurauter leads a multifaceted team of transportation researchers encompassing a broad coverage of safety-focused topic areas. He regularly leads the development, organization, implementation, and overall management of transportation safety-related research projects. Luke’s work consists primarily of gathering and analyzing human factors-related data to evaluate prototype concepts and advanced technologies.
His research areas have traditionally focused on advanced vehicle technologies and active safety (collision avoidance) systems, evaluating how drivers comprehend and interact with these systems through both controlled and naturalistic exposure. Mental model development and driver response to both staged and naturally occurring events catered to the specific system being tested are routinely assessed and analyzed as part of these efforts. Much of Luke’s experience at VTTI is tied to proprietary work.
Luke earned his B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2004) in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech, the latter with a focus on human factors. He has more than two decades of experience in transportation safety research since joining VTTI in 2000.