ASU professor sets her sights on vehicle safety numbers game
Working from a large collection of comprehensive technical data and history detailing the story of the design, manufacturing, safety regulations and ratings systems that have shaped the modern automobile, Norma Faris Hubele’s book, “Backseat Driver,” examines the mix of the governmental, business and economic factors that have led to the progress — or the lack of it — in making cars safer over past decades. Hubele is a statistics expert, an emeritus professor of industrial engineering in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, part of the Fulton Schools, and former Fulton Schools director of strategic initiatives. Hubele, who also founded TheAutoProfessor.com website, says the topic of automobile safety is especially relevant today with the use of electric and autonomous vehicles rising and presenting new challenges for driving safety. The article is also published in Yahoo News.