The United States Department of Transportation held the Accessibility and Mobility for All Summit on October 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
The Accessibility and Mobility for All Summit focused on innovation and advances to improve the quality of transportation for individuals with disabilities. The DOT showcased their current efforts for improving access and mobility. They also identified the economic and social benefits of federal and non-federal programs that can further improve mobility for people with disabilities. Safe-D researchers Charlie Klauer and Zac Doerzaph from VTTI presented on driver training for automated vehicle technology at the innovation showcase (01-004: Driver Training for Automated Vehicle Technology). The project showed the impacts of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems training and how it should be tailored to specific driver demographics and will improve trust compared to having no training. Additionally, attendees were provided with materials from the following Safe-D projects at the USDOT exhibit:
- 01-005: Factors Surrounding Child Seat Usage in Ride-Share Services
- 03-040: Examining Senior Drivers Adaptation to Level 2-3 automated vehicles: A Naturalistic Study
- 02-016: Older Drives and Transportation Network Companies: Investigating Opportunities for Increased Safety and Improved Mobility
- 02-010: Safety Perceptions of transportation Network Companies (TNCS) by The Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI).