Cars, Driving (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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I Want to Do My Own Driving Evaluation

Explorer Ron frames the question: "How does one decide whether or not to continue driving?" Should it be one's self, or someone else? .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Driving at Night, SRC discussion

Older adults experience various challenges with driving at night. This discussion focuses on vision related issues, and includes glare from oncoming headlights on glasses, and the difficulty of avoiding bright LED headlights which can cause adaption problems. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Driving Decisions, Pleasanton

The question was raised, "How to tell when it is time to quit driving?" Pleasanton Longevity Explorers discuss. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Who Decides Whether I Should Still Be Driving?

The Explorer group responds to a controversial question: When should I stop driving in later years, and how should that be decided? .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Driving at Night

Asked about barriers to independence, the topic of driving at night was discussed. Using Uber was a popular solution. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Better Seat Belt Design Please

Explorer Wilma finds it too difficult to find and latch seat belts in the back seat of a car. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Who Decides It's Time to Stop Driving? And How?

The Explorer Circle takes on the question of driving cessation from first-hand experiences with parents and personal observation. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Now we can use Uber without a Smartphone

Explorer Helen reports on a service she found that will summon an Uber ride or a Lyft ride when called from a standard telephone instrument. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Driving Test for Older Adults: Do We Want It?

This group talks about how to decide that it is time to stop driving. Who should decide? And would an "App for that" be useful? .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Rider Security in Hired Cars Compared, Discussed

Explorer Geri reports her findings comparing the background checks of taxi drivers vs. app company drivers. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Cars, Driving is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Cars, Driving, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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