Older Driver Support System

A significant factor impinging on older drivers' ability to maintain safe and efficient mobility as they age is the decline in behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual functions. The provision of real-time information and warnings regarding unsafe and risky driving behaviors has been shown to be effective for improving safe driving in other high risk populations. The goal of this research study is to develop and demonstrate a smartphone-based application that supports older driver safety through the provision of real-time information and warnings to address the behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual factors associated with older driver crashes. This will be accomplished through the completion of four tasks that include the identification of needed information and warnings, designing a smartphone-based application, building the application, and then pilot testing the application with older drivers. Results of the work will serve as the basis for future on-road research studies examining the utility of smartphone-based older driver support systems.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Manser, Michael

  • Start Date: 20141001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160531
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37102

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536418
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC54, 150541-00005
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2014 1:00AM