Older Driver Research Feasibility Study

This project explores the efficacy of smart phone apps as an intervention for older drivers with a particular interest in RoadCoach, a smart phone app originally developed to reduce risky driving in teens, This project will provide a thorough description of the RoadCoach app's functions, specifically how the system detects and alerts drivers to risky behaviors, identify and describe other driver support smart phone apps, conduct a literature review and crash data analysis to identify driving behaviors commonly associated with crashes among young adult, and older adults drivers, and report the findings in a report that discusses the likelihood that each identified system would be effective in reducing risky driving behaviors among these cohorts of drivers. Because the app was initially developed to reduce risk for teen drivers, the study will also include similar research on teen and young adult drivers. A final report will describe the findings from a smart phone app scan and review, a literature review, and a crash data analysis. This report will discuss the extent to which RoadCoach’s and other apps’ designs, including feedback timing and modality, are optimal for each driver age group, and how they could be expected to change drivers’ behavior under conditions associated with elevated crash risk for each age group. This report will explain whether RoadCoach could be expected to reduce crash risk for young adult and older adult drivers and whether any of the other apps could be expected to reduce crash risk for these two groups.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $198490
    • Contract Numbers:

      693JJ922C000003

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

      Wolverine Tower, Room 1038
      3003 South State St
      Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Start Date: 20220406
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250000
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Older Driver
    • Subprogram: Novice Driver Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01848268
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: 693JJ922C000003
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 8 2022 7:36PM