UF & UAB’s Phase II Demonstration Study: Developing a Model to Support Transportation System Decisions considering the Experiences of Drivers of all Age Groups with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Principal Investigators

Sherrilene Classen

Department:

HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair

Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku photo

Associate Professor

Virginia P. Sisiopiku, PhD

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Co-Investigator

Justin R Mason
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Justin R Mason PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Project Personnel

Jason E Rogers
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Jason E Rogers BS

IT Analyst And Driving Simulator Lab Manager
Seung Woo W Hwangbo
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Seung Woo W Hwangbo

GRADUATE AST-R

Funding Source

Synopsis

The Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation team is collaborating with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to better understand how younger and middle-aged drivers’ perceptions change after exposure to automated vehicle technology. Similar to the Phase I study, which assessed older adults’ perceptions of automated vehicles, participants will be exposed to the autonomous mode of driving simulator and an automated -shuttle operating in downtown Gainesville. Findings will inform policymakers, industry and rehabilitation scientists on perceptions of pre and exposure of this population.