The journalists and auto testers at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center put about 60 cars a year through their paces so they can present the insight and information consumers need to make a good decision. We purchase these cars directly from dealers so we can maintain our independence and commitment to integrity with no undue influence from manufacturers or advertisers. I'm sure that is what makes our different car issues consistently the most popular and trusted among our 7-million subscribers.
Working closely with a team of automotive testers, writers, analysts, and videographers at Consumer Reports' 327-acre testing facility, provide technical expertise and leadership on the assessment of automotive ergonomic design and human interface. Perform evaluations of controls, infotainment, driving distraction, advanced safety systems, and semi-autonomous features on test vehicles. Act as an automotive human factors industry expert and provide data and analysis for automotive content.
Serves as technical expert to lead the car testing program of human-touch points.
Develops, validates and maintains ergonomic and human interface testing criteria and processes.
Performs assessments of comfort, safety features and ergonomic design to determine impact on user experience.
Partners with the automotive video program to highlight and display these features to consumers through multiple platforms.
Partners on designing and analyzing surveys around vehicle interface to ensure consumer interests are captured.
Investigates new methods to expand, develop and incorporate coverage based on consumer feedback and needs.
Investigates new methods to expand and develop coverage based on consumer feedback and needs.
Acts as point person for human factors & ergonomic-related content review to ensure accuracy for ConsumerReports.org (CRO) and CR magazine as needed.
Serves as CR Automotive spokesperson for TV, radio and print media.
Stays current with external trends and developments.
Attends and covers auto shows.
Performs other tasks as assigned.