Automated Vehicles (AV) and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) have the potential to improve road user safety. These technologies may also provide opportunities to improve older driver mobility and independence. This may provide additional health and safety benefits. Currently, little is known about how older drivers currently interact with these technologies and how these emerging technologies can be leveraged to improve road safety outcomes for older drivers.
CARRS-Q researchers are working with researchers from QUT School of Optometry & Vision Science and UNSW to examine how issues regarding older drivers’ current perceptions of AVs and ADAS. The study will also explore how older drivers interact with currently available technologies, and how these systems can improve older driver safety and mobility.
It is anticipated that this project will lead to evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for manufacturers, retailers and policy-makers to optimise the use of ADAS and AVs to deliver improve road safety.
Funding / Grants
- iMOVE CRC (2022 - 2024)