Smarter Autonomous Vehicles

Sensors & Tools

Problem: Autonomous vehicle systems are focused on a younger / healthy demographic and the result is that these systems may confuse older drivers—especially those that have some level of cognitive decline and limited ability to learn/remember new things.

Solution: Adaption of the autonomous vehicle systems to meet the needs of older drivers through pilot studies with older drivers and engaging experts in older driver assessment.

Impact: Adapted autonomous vehicles have huge potential to improve independence of older adults but only if the older adult is able to operate the vehicles safely.

Making autonomous cars work for seniors

Problem: Autonomous vehicle systems are focused on a younger / healthy demographic and the result is that these systems may confuse older drivers—especially those that have some level of cognitive decline and limited ability to learn/remember new things.

Solution: Adaption of the autonomous vehicle systems to meet the needs of older drivers through pilot studies with older drivers and engaging experts in older driver assessment.

Impact: Adapted autonomous vehicles have huge potential to improve independence of older adults but only if the older adult is able to operate the vehicles safely.