UF & UAB’s Phase I Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Published: September 11th, 2018

Category: Autonomous Vehicles, Research

Project Director

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

Project Personnel

Justin Mason, PhD

Jason Rogers, BE

Virginia P. Sisiopiku, PhD

James Wersal, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS

Funding Source

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

Synopsis

The University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation is working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to study the implications of integrating autonomous vehicle technology. Phase 1 of the autonomous vehicle research will focus on the perception, values, beliefs and attitudes of drivers 65 years or older while utilizing a driving simulator and an autonomous vehicle.