TZD Traffic Safety Hotdish: Behind the Scenes of Active Safety Technology Testing—and What's Coming Next

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

About the Event

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a global leader in evaluating active safety technologies. In this presentation, David Aylor, IIHS’s manager of active safety testing, discussed current research and testing of automatic emergency braking, headlights, and pedestrian detection systems. He also provided a sneak peek at future test programs of more advanced driver assistance systems. 

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David Aylor

David Aylor is the manager of active safety testing at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Aylor has worked at IIHS since 2004 and has been closely involved with all its testing programs. Most recently, he has helped to develop and coordinate the Institute's front, rear, and pedestrian crash prevention test programs as well as the headlight evaluation program. Currently, Aylor’s research is focusing on the effectiveness and testing of more advanced driver assistance systems. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.


Attendees are eligible for 1.25 Professional Development Hours.

More Information

For more information, please contact Linda Dolan at 612-625-4533 or


This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The event is hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.