Dr. Classen receives FDOT grant to assess older adult perceptions when using autonomous ride sharing services in five Florida counties

Dr. Classen (PI) and her team of co-investigators (Drs. Vandeweerd, Mason, and Stetten) and industry partner Mark Reid from Beep received a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Grant (Project ID: TEO-22-04) to assess Safety and Mobility Benefits of Autonomous Ride Sharing Services Among Older Adults in five Florida Counties.

The grant will “kick-off” in May 2022, with the goal to determine older adults’ perceptions before and after exposure to autonomous ride sharing services. The information is critical for informing education, practice, and policy initiatives pertaining to facilitators and challenges for autonomous ride sharing services.

project team collage
Team members: Drs. Sherrilene Classen, Carla Vandeweerd, Justin Mason, Nichole Stetten, and Mr. Mark Reid