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Richard Young, Ph.D.

His current specialties include developing improved methods and metrics for measuring the cognitive and physical load of secondary tasks while driving.


Richard Young is also a Research Professor at Wayne State University, where he holds joint appointments in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Department in the School of Medicine and in the Automotive Safety Group in the Bioengineering Department in the School of Engineering.

Richard Young is President of Driving Safety Consulting, LLC that consults on driving safety, particularly driver distraction.

He retired in 2009 after 25 years at GM, where he was GM’s Global Lead for Driver Workload, and developed all of GM’s driver workload test procedures and data analysis methods.

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