Development of a Prototype Safety Advisory System to Aid Older Drivers in Gap Selection
Ping Yi, Professor of Civil Engineering – The University of Akron
Yilmaz Sozer, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – The University of Akron
This project proposes to conduct a concept design and feasibility test of a prototype safety advisory system for older drivers to enter the roadway from a minor road. With the increasing number of older drivers traffic safety for this group of people has become a more important issue than ever before. Compared with drivers of other age groups, older drivers (65 or older) are more susceptible to gradual degradation of perception and reaction ability, and decline in motors kills and coordination as they operate vehicles. The proposed system utilizes the data communication capability in the context of connected vehicles to help older drivers avoid unsafe traffic conditions. This feasibility study will include control logic development and field testing of the system.
Research Thrust(s): Control & Operations
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