Pedestrians' and cyclists' perceptions of and behavioral responses to driverless cars

This research aims to investigate pedestrians’ and cyclists’ perceptions of and behavioral responses to driverless cars. The research team will conduct a survey that collects individuals demographic and socio-economic characteristics, their frequency of walking and biking, and their current perceptions of walking or biking safety. The team will then ask the individuals to answer a series of stated preference questions that are intended to gauge whether their perceptions of safety and walking and biking behavior will change in the presence of driverless cars. The team will design the online survey on Qualtrics’ platform and purchase a sample from Qualtrics. Survey respondents will be de-identified so the survey study will qualify for IRB exemption. The team will analyze survey responses using multinomial logistic regression with respondents’ preferences as the dependent variables and their socioeconomic characteristics, frequency of walking and biking, and current perceptions of walking and biking safety as the independent variables.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $105000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • 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
    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guerra, Erick

    • Start Date: 20211001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01786761
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 29 2021 3:23PM