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Design Technology with Children in Mind – Valentina Graci, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Episode Notes

Hospitals aren’t often associated with mobility innovation. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) shifts that thinking. Valentina Graci, Ph.D., a research scientist at CIRP/CHOP, sits down with host Grayson Brulte at SAE’s Government/Industry Meeting to discuss all things child safety in vehicles, including her research efforts on automotive safety, autonomous vehicles warnings, safe seat design and position, seatbelts and why AV designs should consider the current and future unique safety needs of children. Valentina details why CHOP is focusing on AV research, discusses the proper use of booster seats for keeping children safe and looks to when children might ride in an AV without a parent.

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