Implications of Accessible Automated Vehicles and Mobility Services for People with Disabilities

This research seeks to establish the “Automated vehicle Services for People with disabilities – Involved Responsive Engineering” (ASPIRE) Center. This Center will investigate the implications of accessible automated vehicles and mobility services for people with disabilities and their caregivers by conducting three related projects. The three projects are: 1) a systematic literature review to describe the current state of the science, 2) a Voice of the Consumer and Provider survey, journey mapping, and focus groups which elicit input from all key stakeholders on their experiences with, barriers to, and future needs and capabilities for accessible automated transportation, and 3) a project that presents summary findings, extrapolates findings to the greater population of potential automated vehicle users, combines our data with publicly available datasets to understand factors that influence travel, displays clusters of users based on their characteristics and needs, and develops solid model drawings that illustrate key features and parameters for implementing automated vehicles and mobility services.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1000000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3552047140

  • 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:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Automated Vehicle Services for People with Disabilities--Involved Responsive Engineering Center

    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15206
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cooper, Rory

  • Start Date: 20200801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01757146
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Automated Vehicle Services for People with Disabilities--Involved Responsive Engineering Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552047140
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2020 12:53PM