Driving Assistance with Conversation Robot for Elderly Drivers

  • Yoshinori Nakagawa
  • Kaechang Park
  • Hirotada Ueda
  • Hiroshi Ono
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8515)

Abstract

On the one hand, mobility of elderly people is critical for their quality of lives and welfare. On the other hand, older drivers have higher crash rates per vehicle-mile of travel. In order to achieve the two conflicting goals, driving safety and mobility of the elderly, the present paper aims to discuss the possibility that intelligent artifacts can play a role of reducing crash risk of elderly drivers. A research design for obtaining empirical evidence on the effectiveness of robot presence in vehicles is also discussed.

Keywords

Driving Crash risk Passenger presence Conversation robot 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinori Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Kaechang Park
    • 2
  • Hirotada Ueda
    • 3
  • Hiroshi Ono
    • 4
  1. 1.Kochi University of TechnologyKami CityJapan
  2. 2.Kochi Kenshin ClinicKochi CityJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto Sangyo UniversityKyoto CityJapan
  4. 4.HondaHonda R&D Co.,LtdTokyoJapan

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