UF & UAB’s Phase II Demonstration Study: Developing a Model to Support Transportation System Decisions Considering the Experiences of Drivers of All Age Groups with Autonomous Vehicle Technology
The deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies may hold health and safety benefits for drivers across the driving lifespan (>18 years of age). However, up until now, the perceptions of such drivers about AVs have not been examined with a combined approach of using surveys and pre- and post-exposure to the actual technology. Lived experiences of drivers engaging with AV technologies, i.e., experiencing a driving simulator in autonomous mode and riding in an autonomous shuttle (AS), in combination with surveys, can more accurately reveal the perceptions of drivers toward AV technologies.
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