Rich Hanowski, Director

Center for Truck and Bus Safety

Richard Hanowski is the Director for the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at VTTI. His experience includes transportation human factors with both heavy and light vehicles, laboratory and field testing, simulation, advanced system development and testing, naturalistic driving, design guideline development, and human performance evaluation. He is skilled in all phases of research including conceptual framing, research design, data collection/synthesis/analysis, assessment of results, and presentation of findings. Dr. Hanowski is the PI or Co-PI on over $68 million of contract research. He is an expert on 'distracted driving' and 'driver fatigue', particularly pertaining to commercial vehicle drivers. His research has impacted national transportation policies such as truck driver hours of service and driver distraction/texting. He is the author of more than 300 publications including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and technical reports.