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Souders's research focuses on aging, human factors, and advanced vehicle technologies. Overarching themes in Souders’s writings include older adult mobility and travel safety, advanced vehicle technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles, and inclusive design. Souders serves as a standing member on the Transportation Research Board's Committee for Safe Mobility of Older Persons (ANB60).
Investigates older and younger adults' valuation of a blind spot detection system and willingness to use other advanced driver assistance systems. Finds that older adults valued the blind spot detection system almost twice as much as younger adults, that income was not related to valuations or willingness to use other advanced driver assistance systems, and that willingness to use other advanced driver assistance systems was predicted by age, familiarity, and other visual factors.
Investigates the challenges of older adults' adoption of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles and provided guidance on how to best increase familiarity and trust in these systems to ensure their adoption and safe usage.
Conducts a user-centered literature review on how to make cutaway buses safer and more comfortable for older passengers.