"Don't wait for accidents to happen"

CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.


Born in London


• PhD in U.S. Social History, The University of Michigan, 1981

Professional activities

• Professor of Transport Safety, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK
• Chair, Road User Behaviour Working Party, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, UK
• Expert adviser, European Transport Safety Council

Main areas of interest

• Road user interaction with new technologies, new technologies and safety, speed management, driver modelling, distraction, automated driving


• Jamson, A.H., Lai, F.C.H. and Carsten, O.M.J. (2008). Potential benefits of an adaptive forward collision warning system. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 16(4): 471-484.
• Carsten, O. (2008). Error and motivation in driving. In: D. de Waard, F. Flemisch, B. Lorenz, J. Oberheid and K. Brookhuis (eds.), Human Factors for Assistance and Automation, pp. 9–31. Maastricht, the Netherlands: Shaker Publishing.
• Cacciabue, P.C. and Carsten, O. (2009). A simple model of driver behaviour to sustain design and safety assessment of automated systems in automotive environments. Applied Ergonomics, 41: 187-197.
• McGehee, D.V. and Carsten, O.M.J. (2010). Perception and biodynamics in unalerted precrash response. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, 54:315-32.
• Carsten, O. and Jamson, A.H. (2011). Driving simulators as research tools in traffic psychology. In: B.E. Porter (ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology, pp. 87-96. London: Academic Press.

Publications at ICTCT workshops

October 2005. Helsinki
ISA-UK: Attitudinal and behavioural results of the first field trial Click to see abstract! ABSTR CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.
2003. Amersfoort/Soesterberg
ISA-UK: addressing research questions on intelligent speed adaptation CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.
2002. Nagoya
European Research on ISA: Where Are We Now and What Remains to be Done Click to download file! CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.
2000. New Delhi
Traffic calming with new technology: Accident savings and driver behaviour Click to download file! CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.; COMTE, Samantha L.; TATE, F. N.
November 5 – 6. 1998. Budapest
Results of ‘External vehicle speed control’ CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.
1997. Lund
UK work on automatic speed control. CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.; COMTE, Samantha L.
1995. Paris
Results of VRU-TOO Click to download file! CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.
1994. Prague
Pedestrian behaviour and pedestrian signal design Click to download file! CARSTEN, Oliver M. J.; HODGSON, Frances


Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Leeds LS2 9JT
Phone: +44 113 343 5348
Fax: +44 113 233 5334
E-mail: ocarsten@its.leeds.ac.uk