eVADER research project questionnaire results
The recent development of very quiet electric vehicles constitutes a safety hazard for visually impaired (VI) pedestrians. To this end, Renault conducted a survey in the framework of the eVADER research project, a consortium which aims at developing acoustic alert signals for pedestrians. Two of the partners of the eVADER project, Renault and EBU, have developed a questionnaire to collect general information on VI persons' pedestrian practices, on at-risk situations and on the dangers posed by very quiet electric vehicles.
The questionnaire consisted of 35 short questions, split into 5 parts. Thirteen questions collect personal information; 14 questions gather background information on the selection of crossing locations; 2 are about the potential hazards; 5 questions are about the improvements of the audibility of electric vehicles and the last section is dedicated to additional descriptions of real experiences. This information was provided thanks to the EBU network. The results of the questionnaire are now available here.