Professional Education

CAS and IIHS/HLDI Partner for Auto Safety Webinar Series in August

9/2/20: If you missed participating in any of these webinars live, you may purchase them for only $80 for all three, or $30 each. Please go to UCAS ( for more information.

The CAS has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute to offer a series of webinars. These webinars will focus on the latest research in highway safety and vehicle technologies that impact both the world of auto safety and auto insurance. The webinars will be delivered by Matt Moore, Senior Vice President of HLDI. Matt is a frequent presenter at CAS events and is often one of the CAS’s top-rated speakers. Other IIHS / HLDI experts will join Matt to deliver these webinars.

NOTE: As these webinars are delivered in collaboration with IIHS/HLDI, these are not part of the CAS Yearly Subscription. Registration require CAS login and password. If you do not already have a username and login, please register for the site through the New Visitor Registration.


August 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

The IIHS and HLDI have been publishing studies on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for over 10 years. This presentation will begin with an overview of how ADAS is affecting safety in the real world, and then focus on the most recent research on vehicles with Level 2 automation systems, and include a reality check on the common notion that automation is guaranteed to eliminate crashes typically caused by human error.


August 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Increasing speed limits, faster cars, access to legalized marijuana and a nationwide obsession with handheld electronic devices have all had a negative impact on highway safety and automobile insurance. This presentation will include information about the scope of each of these problems and the size of their impact on safety and insurance.


August 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

From the earliest days of the quarantine the news was full of stories about changes in transportation. Stories focused on reduced miles traveled and increased travel speeds. Loss results from the earliest months of the quarantine are beginning to solidify. However, much is still unknown. Who was driving? Where were people driving? When were they driving? Were there changes in the enforcement of traffic laws? This presentation will focus on the research questions that need to be answer in order to analyze and fully understand the impact of the virus on highway safety and auto insurance. The presentation will frame prior research related to those critical research questions in the context of 2020.

NOTE: As these webinars are delivered in collaboration with IIHS/HLDI, these are not part of the CAS Yearly Subscription. Registration require CAS login and password. If you do not already have a username and login, please register for the site through the New Visitor Registration.


$50 for one

$120 for all three (to select this option please register for the first webinar)



Registrations fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing at the CAS Office via fax, 703-276-3108, or email,, by the following dates less a $25 processing fee.

First webinar – July 30

Second webinar – August 14

Third webinar – August 21

All three webinars – July 30


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Matt Moore
Senior Vice President, HLDI

Matt Moore is senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, where he oversees HLDI's research program, the collection of vehicle information and the production of loss data. HLDI processes insurance data from companies that represent approximately 85 percent of the U.S. private passenger auto insurance market.

Matt joined HLDI in 1999 as a programmer. During his 20 years at HLDI, Matt has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and scope. He is the author of numerous research papers and has led several projects that resulted in studies that were world firsts on topics such as collision avoidance technologies, legal recreational marijuana and antilock braking systems for motorcycles.

Before coming to HLDI, Mr. Moore worked in higher education, conducting institutional research, designing data systems and creating web sites. He holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor's degree from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Jessica Jermakian
Vice President, Vehicle Research, IIHS
Jessica S. Jermakian is vice president for vehicle research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Jermakian joined the Institute in 2009 and has conducted research on topics ranging from crash avoidance and crashworthiness to child passenger safety.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Jermakian worked for Nissan North America and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her doctorate in Transportation Safety Engineering from The George Washington University.

Dr. Jessica Cicchino
Vice President, Research, IIHS
Jessica B. Cicchino is vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Cicchino conducts research in a number of areas, including collision avoidance technologies and older drivers. Prior to joining the Institute as a research scientist in 2012, she was a research psychologist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dr. Cicchino received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a doctorate in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. David Harkey
President, IIHS-HLDI

David L. Harkey is president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Before taking the helm at IIHS-HLDI in 2018, Dr. Harkey, an engineer by training, led the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center for 11 years. There he directed numerous projects to develop tools and strategies for enhanced safety analysis, improve safety data for researchers and decision makers, and develop training materials for safety practitioners.

Dr. Harkey's own research has focused on improving roadway design and operations for all users, including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. He has led major research programs and projects for the Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other public agencies throughout his career and published numerous technical reports and peer-reviewed articles on road safety.

Dr. Harkey received a doctorate in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a master's degree and bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the Transportation Research Board and the Institute for Transportation Engineers.