AgeLab Research on the Future of the Car featured in AARP Bulletin

Mon, 02/08/2010

The AARP Bulletin, among the largest circulating publications in the nation, featured research conducted by the MIT AgeLab and sponsored by the USDOT New England University Transportation Center on older drivers and the future of the car. In the article "Leave the the Car," MIT AgeLab's Joe Coughlin and Director of the New England Center, was interviewed where he described work on active safety systems, the application of ambient intelligence technologies, and the coming convergence of on-board systems that will monitor driver state and modify vehicle performance in real time. The interview is based, in part, on a recent paper "Driver Wellness, Safety & the Development of an AwareCar," authored by Dr. Coughlin, AgeLab's and New England Center Associate Director Bryan Reimer, and AgeLab Research Scientist Bruce Mehler.


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