Project: Evaluation of technology for use by older and disabled drivers

Reference: R146

Last update: 22/03/2007 15:15:29

Objectives

The project is to meet the Department's policy objective of improving the safety, security and accessibility of transport. It will meet the Mobility and Inclusion Unit's priority objective of enabling disabled and older people to make informed choices on personal mobility by developing and implementing strategies to deliver advice and information.

Specifically:

To identify the observation devices for available for use by people with restricted function
To explore and report on the reliability and safety of these devices in compensating for impaired function within the driving task
To make recommendations on the fitting, use, training and licensing requirements of these devices

Description

It will look at the safety and usability of video cameras or other observation devices for use by drivers with restricted neck or trunk movement as a result of disability

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £169,383.00

Actual start date: 16 March 2006

Expected completion date: 31 May 2007