Develop, Refine, and Validate a Survey to Assess Adult's Perspectives of Autonomous Ride-Sharing Services for Human Factors and Traffic Operational Observations

This project is in accord with the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT’s) Safe Mobility for Life (SMFL) Program and Coalition Florida’s Aging Road User Strategic Safety Plan ( This project also addresses Strategy 6.1.6 “determine impact of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on aging road user mobility and begin developing information and materials to educate users about this new technology”. Results from this project will benefit the “Transitioning from Driving” focus area and provide foundational knowledge to inform the Coalition’s “Transitioning from Driving” team. Specifically, results of this project will be used to help address AVs as a transportation option for older adults across the state; develop an initial draft survey; develop a beta version of the survey for adequate face validity; refine the survey based on the feedback of expert reviewers; ensure the survey is reliable (test-retest) and valid (construct validity); and disseminate the information on survey development.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $203,947.87
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-128

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Holley, Gail

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Classen, Sherrilene

    • Start Date: 20191121
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723532
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-128
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 25 2019 10:41AM