Licensed drivers 16 and older who reside in Erie County, drive regularly, and own or lease their vehicle, or have permission from the vehicle’s owner may be eligible to take part in the study. Participants will agree to have a minimally intrusive data acquisition system installed in their cars for 12 to 24 months.
If you participate, you’ll start by bringing your car to the CUBRC research facility for a one-time system installation lasting approximately four hours. You’ll then be free to drive your car just as you normally would. Finally, you’ll need to make your car available once every three to six months to allow the driving data to be collected from the system’s hard drive. This can usually be done at your home and at your convenience.
If you have further questions about what participation in the study entails, call 877-495-1556 or visit the SHRP2 website.
The equipment installed for the study is virtually unnoticeable and will require no permanent changes to your car.