The purpose of this study is to understand how drivers with advanced automation technology will use a smart phone-based Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS). The ATIS presents relevant, real time data in a mobile application. The ATIS equipped mobile device will be provided to study participants and vehicles will be instrumented with a data collection system. The data collection system will collect video data but no live audio data will be collected.
|Monthly compensation for ongoing participation||$3,600 ($300 x 12 months)|
|Total Compensation for Full Participation||$3,850|
Compensation will be pro-rated should you decide to withdraw early from the study.
If you are unsure if your vehicle is eligible, contact us!
Have VTTI's low profile data collection equipment installed in your vehicle
Have VTTI’s data collection equipment deinstalled at the end of your participation
Data collection equipment will be installed in your vehicle as part of this study. The pictures provided are from actual installations, but each installation may be slightly different depending on the make, model, and trim level of your vehicle. Every effort will be made to make the equipment invisible to the driver and passengers.
The data collection equipment will be installed in the trunk behind the seats. When the seats are upright, the data collection equipment cannot be seen from inside the car.
Part of the data collection equipment will be mounted to the windshield. From the driver’s seat, a small portion of this camera can be seen below the rear-view mirror, otherwise it is out of the driver’s field of view.
There will be two more small cameras installed in the vehicle cabin, one mounted on the ceiling near the sun roof, and one near the rear windshield facing rearward. All wires are concealed under the vehicle’s paneling so they are not visible.
If you are interested in participating and would like more information, please contact us and reference the Elite study in your message.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) conducts research to save lives, time, and money and protect the environment. As one of seven premier research institutes created by Virginia Tech to answer national challenges, VTTI is continually advancing transportation through innovation and has impacted public policy on national and international levels.
VTTI has grown to become the second largest university-level transportation institute in the U.S. with more than 475 employees. VTTI has effected significant change in public policies for driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety and is advancing the design of vehicles and infrastructure to increase safety and reduce environmental impacts.
VTTI is conducting more than 270 active studies just like this one and has successfully installed systems and collected data on 4,000+ drivers.
VTTI values their participants and has a track record of protecting their privacy and security.