During the fourth week of June 2009, the biannual Driving Assessment conference was held at the beautiful Big Sky Resort, Montana. This is one of the most important driving related conferences. Andrew Kun and I had a poster presentation here, with the following title: Comparison of the Effects of Two Push-to-Talk Button Implementations on Driver Hand Position and Visual Attention. The poster session went very well with lots of interested visitors.
There were also many other interesting presentations and posters. Most of the participants came from North America and interestingly, Sweden. Also, driving assessment related companies were present. Realtime Technologies and SeeingMachines showed a new feature of the RTI simulator, which allows constant monitoring of the object in the simulation at which the driver is looking at.
The nature around Big Sky is beautiful. It is primarily a ski center, but there is plenty to see during the summer too. Its proximity to Yellowstone National Park gives it even more value.