Older Driver Acceptance of New Driving Safety Technology

The objectives of this project are to identify, rate and rank current and future technologies that affect the safety of older drivers and to then determine their acceptance of those technologies. New vehicle-based safety systems have emerged in the US vehicle fleet in recent years. This project will identify and evaluate those in-vehicle systems that affect the safety of older drivers. Using the National Automotive Driving Simulator's (NADS) extensive experience with vehicle safety systems and older drivers, a safety system ranking will be established by taking the composite safety rating of each in-vehicle technology and comparing it to the crash risk and the potential safety benefits of other available technologies. Older drivers' acceptance of these technologies will be assessed using a focus group setting and surveys and will factor into an overall safety score.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $37713.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Iowa City

      102 Church Street
      Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dawn, Marshall

    • Start Date: 20130701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34762

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01487970
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC07
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 24 2013 1:02AM