Inclusive Transport – Case Studies
Drive LabSiDE has set up DriveLAB to identify issues with an older person’s driving, and to identify areas that may cause stress. The simulator includes features such as eye-trackers to assess where they are looking on the road and bio-monitors to measure stress levels. Read More
Intelligent Speed Adaptation
SiDE has conducted research that indicates that younger drivers tend to speed more on roads with higher speed limits, while older drivers have problems regulating their speed on roads with 20-40mph restrictions. Read More
In-vehicle Navigation Systems
Researchers from SiDE’s Inclusive Transport team are investigating how in-vehicle navigation systems can be improved to meet the needs of older drivers. This research takes the form of focus groups, data collection, travel diaries and observations in the car and the simulator. Read More
Researchers from SiDE’s transport team are laying the groundwork for these systems by investigating the impact of distraction on individual drivers, putting volunteers through their paces in a professional driving simulator. Read More
A Study of Older Drivers
The number of older drivers on the roads is increasing and the number of female older drivers is set to increase faster than males. Older drivers, as a group, are suffering from age-related functional deteriorations and a higher fatality rate than the average driver. Read More
In-Vehicle System for Older Drivers - The aim of this research is to support older drivers’ continued mobility through application of emerging digital technologies.
Impacts of cessation of driving - Chris Emmerson will undertake a major survey of older drivers using the SIDE User Pools coordinated by Dundee and Newcastle.
Regional Transport Smart card - The POP card - In January 2009, Prof Phil Blythe chaired a workshop at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland which launched the concept of NESTI (North East Smart Ticketing Initiative).
An eScience Infrastructure For Monitoring Older Drivers - To further explore driving behaviour and the vulnerability of eolder drivers as road users we will need to monitor moving vehicles.