John Shutko

Principal Research Associate


John Shutko is a Principal Research Associate with more than 20 years of experience delivering human-centered, research-based solutions throughout the product and systems development process. He works as part of the Transportation and Safety Research team, focusing on automotive human factors issues, particularly driver distraction, partial and fully automated vehicles, and accessibility in transportation. Shutko previously worked as Ford Motor Company’s technical leader for Human Factors in the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) group, where he created, directed, and institutionalized the AV accessibility attribute for people with disabilities, and spearheaded AV external communications research within Ford and partner organizations, among other tasks.

Shutko is very active in the standards community. For the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), he chairs ISO TC (Technical Committee) 22 (Road Vehicles)/SC (Subcommittee) 39 (Human Factors); and is also very active in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).


MS,Industrial and Systems Engineering, Human Factors and Safety Engineering options, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Minor in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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