Autonomous Vehicles: Capturing In-Vehicle Experience & Focus Group Follow-up with Persons with Autism and Other Disabilities at the 2019 Princeton University SmartDrivingCar Summit

The purpose of this project is to explore and document both positive impacts autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation, aka a self-driving car, could have on persons with a broad array of disabilities and other transportation issues, as well as challenges that may hinder their successful usage of this revolutionary technology. The Princeton Summit provides a unique opportunity to present AV to a sample of persons with disability so they can experience the technology first-hand and share their experiences with the University researchers for analysis and discussions with policymakers, vehicle manufacturers, and others. This study will have several positive outcomes. First, it will inform industry leaders about populations that they may fail to consider when developing and promoting AV transportation – instead of shaping the technology for luxury car owners. This study will give them missing and needed knowledge about the experiences and perceptions of persons with disabilities in using AV transportation so that the industry can more successfully ensure these vehicles are designed to best meet the transport needs of persons with disability. Second, by collecting, analyzing and sharing data on the actual experiences of a sample of persons with disabilities in using AV technology, this work grants persons with disabilities the opportunity to help shape AV technology so that it can work best to meet their travel needs.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $12278
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847102

    CAIT-UTC-REG21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

    One Newark Center, 17th Floor
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Ameen, Mary

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    33 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901

    Princeton University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08450
  • Principal Investigators:

    Feeley,, Cecilia

    Lubin, Andrea

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01705179
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG21
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 11:16AM