Additional Considerations for Making ADS Vehicles Accessible for All Road Users

The current vulnerable road users and accessibility study has identified an extensive set of research needs, use cases, and design elements as part of the User Needs Analysis, all of are needed in order to create more complete and comprehensive design guidance for accessible autonomous vehicles (AVs). Only a subset of these needs are being addressed in the current study. This new project would add to the current Accessibility and Vulnerable Road Users effort by prioritizing the research needs not being worked on in the current effort, and conduct additional research on those prioritized needs to fill in key gaps towards a more complete set of design guidance recommendations. The data generated from these studies will help guide US DOT's policies on universal design need in ADS vehicles, as well as potential communication strategies for ADS vehicles to other road users.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157389


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office

  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Traube, Eric

  • Start Date: 20210615
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Automation
  • Subprogram: Underserved Communities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01864214
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2022 11:56AM