Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Senior Drivers with Impaired Vision

Project Overview

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems are becoming increasingly available on newer cars. These systems have the potential to improve driving safety, especially for senior drivers and drivers with vision impairments. However, knowledge and experience of senior drivers with age-related vision loss in using ADAS systems is largely unknown. We are therefore administering two questionnaires by telephone to drivers with age-related macular degeneration and age-similar drivers with normal vision to quantify their knowledge, experiences, technology preferences, and challenges encountered when using ADAS systems.

Get Involved - As a Participant
We are currently recruiting participants in Kansas and other areas across the country for our telephone questionnaire studies. We are recruiting current drivers who are diagnosed with some form of ’Macular Degeneration’, as well as senior drivers with normal vision (either with or without glasses).
If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please contact: Dr. Jing Xu, 316-440-1544 or



Join This Study

If you would like more information, please contact: Dr. Jing Xu, 316-440-1544 or

Jing Xu, PhD (Alumni)
Research Associate

Team Members

Jing Xu, PhD (Alumni)
Research Associate Alex Bowers, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Bradley Dougherty, OD, PhD
Associate Professor at Ohio State University Rui Ni, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University and Director, Visual Perception and Cognition Laboratory Abbie Hutton
Research Assistant