The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center will host New Vehicle Technology, Older Drivers & the Policy Problem of Transitions with AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin. The event will be an innovation information exchange for the transportation community
The event will take place Tuesday, June 7 12 noon to 12:30pm in Management Information Center 1, Building 1, 12th floor.
It will also be available as a webinar:
When the event begins, to view the slideshow, go to www.webmeeting.att.com and log in with the meeting number and code below.
Meeting number: 8773361839 Code: 2996006
To connect for the audio conference, the information is the same:
Call-in number: 877-336-1839
The following is the abstract to Joe Coughlin's talk:
New Vehicle Technology, Older Drivers & the Policy Problem of Transition
Intelligent transportation systems and related innovative technologies promise to revolutionize the driving experience. Vehicle communications connect mobile users to people, infrastructure and a wide array of services. Entertainment platforms offer a new comfortable experience to both drivers and passengers. On-board systems promise to alert, warn and intervene if a driver is fatigued, stressed or distracted. As surface transportation moves toward a vision of increasing connectivity and autonomy, the transportation enterprise is left with a paradox. The newest technology is most often found in automobiles purchased by older drivers -- drivers that have decades of trusted experience of how the car and infrastructure work and interact. New vehicle technologies and systems do more than improve communications, experience, and safety they profoundly change the driving task. New vehicle technology requires rethinking the entire driver experience across the lifespan -- from driver education, vehicle purchase, system learning, trust, adoption, and use. This presentation will discuss the policy problem of autonomy and transition as the surface transportation system makes significant advances at a time when the first users will be both older and more numerous then anytime in history.
More information can be found at the event's homepage.