The Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment research study aims to improve driver safety and mobility in central Ohio. Study recruitment ended Dec 11, 2020. We equipped just over 300 residents’ vehicles with study equipment designed to provide in-car safety alerts which may help drivers make more informed decisions.
Study participants will participate in research through the end of the study on March 31, 2021. Two surveys will be distributed to study participants to share feedback on their driving experience in December 2020 and February 2021.
Eligible candidates for our study drive three or more times a week on the following streets:
As a participant, your vehicle will be collecting data and “talking” to other cars and traffic signals every time it’s in the designated area. You’ll even receive study-related safety alerts when interacting with other connected cars outside the corridor (but not alerts from school zones or traffic signals).
Complete the following form to learn more about the Connected Vehicle Environment study.
This is an "actual use" study where you will participate in real-life scenarios of typical Study Device use. As a result, you will be exposed to normal driving risk as a result of participating in this study and you will be responsible for operating your vehicle in accordance with state and local laws governing the operation of motor vehicles. It is unlikely, due to the informative nature of the Study Device, that you will be exposed to additional risk as a result of participating in this study. The Study Device is designed to add a margin of safety to your driving experience. However, there are potential risks to you, which could include but are not limited to:
We will be collecting the following information from you to aid in determining your eligibility and to follow-up with you to distribute the study surveys:
You are free to withdraw from the study at any time. If you do withdraw, please use the online support form to schedule an appointment to remove the device. You may also keep the installed equipment after the study period is over. If you want the equipment removed after the study period is over, please contact the study’s principal investigator, Alyssa Chenault via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 614-493-7253.
Please use the support form to contact the Principal Investigator about any issue with the safety equipment or if you’ve been in a car crash. You can access the online support form here.
After March 2021, the study-related safety equipment is yours to keep as it will continue to generate alerts even after the demonstration is over (as long as the City of Columbus maintains the system). However, if you would prefer to have it uninstalled, The City of Columbus is offering free uninstallations between April 1 and March 31, 2021. Please contact Alyssa Chenault at email@example.com or 614-493-7253 as soon as possible