AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Contracts with the UF Occupational Therapy Department

Building on previous collaborations with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (2007, 2011), the University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation will provide expert services to revise and compile Smart Features for Older Drivers version 3.

The goal is to update the Smart Features initiative to include classifying the benefits of in-vehicle and automated vehicle technologies for older drivers.This task will involve synthesizing the literature, as well as identifying, including, classifying, and rating the importance, support, potential benefit, and usability of vehicle automation technologies for older drivers. Information will be widely disseminated through national professional and stakeholder networks. The project started on 04/01/2017 and will be completed by 09/01/2018.

The project’s director is Dr. Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA.
Other members of the research team are Dr. Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L; Dr. Linda Struckmeyer, PhD, OTR/L; Ms. Mary Jeghers, OTR/L; Dr. Luther King, DrOT, OTR/L, DRS, CDI.