Human-Centered Design to Improve Inclusiveness of CAVs for Older Adults Poster Session

Human-Centered Design to Improve Inclusiveness of CAVs for Older Adults Poster Session

Promotional Image for the CCAT Poster Session for December 2022. It features a picture of a college auditorium and the front of the UMTRI building. The link directs to the registration page on Eventbrite.

Speaker(s): To be announced…

Research: Promoting Inclusive Design and Deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles for Older Adults Through Education and Training of Engineering Students and Older Drivers

Date/Time: Friday, December 9th | 10:30 AM ET

Session Description: Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) hold promise for reducing traffic crashes and maintaining mobility among older adults. However, challenges remain in ensuring that CAVs are accessible, acceptable, and otherwise inclusive for older adults. Using a framework of experiential learning, students in a human-centered design course taught by Dr. Feng Zhou engaged in a classroom project to identify potential solutions for making CAVs more responsive to older adult needs and preferences. Students and researchers from the larger project will share their findings with CCAT members, UMTRI and other University faculty, staff, and students, and industry representatives.

Researchers and Michigan Engineering students will highlight how human-centered design principles can be used to address the needs and preferences of older adults in the design of CAVs. Hors d’oeuvres from The Produce Station will be served.