Exploring Younger and Older Driver’s Trust, Attention and Workload During Vehicle Automation

Principal Investigator

Justin R Mason

Department:

HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Justin R Mason PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Mentor

Sherrilene Classen
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair

Project Personnel

Dr. Wayne Giang photo

Assistant Professor

Wayne Giang, PhD

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida

Jason E Rogers
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Jason E Rogers BS

IT Analyst And Driving Simulator Lab Manager

Funding Source

Synopsis

The Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation team is collaborating with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering to assess younger and older drivers’ trust, attention, mental workload, and driving performance when using adaptive cruise control (ACC). Furthermore, younger and older drivers’ knowledge of ACC will be assessed before and after being exposed to this automated vehicle technology. Findings will inform researchers and vehicle manufacturers to develop educational material to train drivers to safely use ACC.

driving through a city with traffic in the full cab simulator