Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate Research Assistants
Brandy McKinney, MBA
Eventual use of automated shared mobility services may benefit people with disabilities with maintaining mobility independence, better access to healthcare, and enhancing social participation. This study will assess the perceptions of persons with disabilities before and after riding in the EasyMile EZ10 automated shuttle (Level 4, Society of Automotive Engineering). Participants will complete baseline and post-exposure surveys to provide their perceptions of the automated shuttle and willingness to accept this emerging mode of transportation. Our findings will provide invaluable information to support decision-making, guidelines, and policies for our industry partners and stakeholders. This study will be successfully completed with support from the University of Alabama – Birmingham, City of Gainesville, TransDev, and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center.