Successful ARC Linkage Projects May 2020

Prof Kaarin Anstey and Prof Michael Regan are part of a group of successful applicants that were awarded yesterday - one of the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects.

Title: Ageing drivers: Cognitive ageing and technology
CIs: Kaarin Anstey, Michael Regan, Kim Kiely, Mari Velonaki, Stephen Cratchley, Lesley Ross and John McCallum

Project: Ageing drivers:Cognitive ageing and technology. This project aims to enhance our understanding of whether cognitive changes associated with ageing impacts older drivers' use of emerging vehicle automation and assistive technologies. Through analysis of insurance claims databases, a large consumer survey and a naturalistic driving study, evidence will be obtained on how ageing and cognition interact with assistive technology. Findings will inform older drivers, government policy makers and industry on ageing, cognitive changes and the use of assistive technology in vehicles. This will provide benefits for older drivers by promoting optimal driving which will enhance social engagement as well as safety. 

Many congratulations to Kaarin (UNSW, NeuRA) lead investigator and project leader, Michael (UNSW, rCITI), Kim (UNSW, NeuRA) Mari (UNSW, Art & Design/ USyd Waseda Uni Japan), Stephen (Suncorp),  Lesley (Pen State) and John (National Seniors Australia) on this excellent outcome.

The ARC Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. By supporting the development of partnerships, the ARC encourages the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.

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