Autonomous Shuttle Services for Rural Veterans: Lessons Learned and a Roadmap for Autonomous Shuttle Deployment in Rural Areas for the VA

Principal Investigator

Sherrilene Classen
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair

Co-Investigators

Sandra M Winter
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sandra M Winter PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist

Project Personnel

Graduate Research Assistant

Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk

GRADUATE AST-R

Video Production & Technical Support

Jason Rogers
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Jason Rogers BS

IT Analyst And Driving Simulator Lab Manager

Industry Partner

Mark Reid photo
Mr. Mark Reid,
SVP, Public Affairs,
Beep

Collaborators

Funding Source

Synopsis

From the data of 123 Veterans, GIS analyses of transportation needs for rural Veterans, and current VA practices, we will develop a VA centric roadmap with recommendations for adopting and deploying autonomous shuttles (AS) as a mode of community mobility for rural Veterans.

project team collage
Team members (from left): Dr. Sandra Winter, Ms. Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, and Mr. Jason Rogers