Barriers Facilitators of People with Disabilities in Accepting & Adopting Autonomous Shared Mobility Services

Principal Investigator

Sherrilene Classen
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair

Co-Investigators

Justin R Mason
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Justin R Mason PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Nichole E Stetten
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Nichole E Stetten PhD, MPH, CPH

Research Assistant Professor
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

Project Personnel

Graduate Research Assistants

Seung Woo Hwangbo
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Seung Woo Hwangbo

GRADUATE AST-R
Yuan Li
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Yuan Li

Graduate Assistant

Brandy McKinney, MBA

Research Assistant

Joseph Kwan

Collaborators

Funding Source

Synopsis

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.

STRIDE Project team member photo
From left: Dr. Nichole Stetten, Dr. Justin Mason, Seung Woo “Benedict” Hwangbo, Yuan Li, Dr. Sherrilene Classen