Cars, Driving (p2)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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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?



Rider Security in Hired Cars Compared, Discussed

Explorer Geri reports her findings comparing the background checks of taxi drivers vs. app company drivers.



Car Accessibility Gadgets Explored @ EVC

Eskaton Village Explorers familiarize themselves with several inventions for making entering and leaving a car easier and more comfortable.



Which Senior-focused Transportation Options are Best?

These explorers discuss various approaches to transportation for seniors who no longer drive, whether living in a car-based community or not. Security shapes up to be an important topic the explorers want to learn more about for next circle meeting.



Car Gadgets @ SRC revisited

The Saratoga Retirement Community discussion circle explores gadgets designed to make it easier to enter and exit an automobile, including suggesting some design improvements for one of them.



Car and Driving Gadgets Explored @SSF

Car entry and exit aids are examined and discussed by the group of Longevity Explorers at Sequoias, San Francisco.



Car Mobility Aids Compared, Discussed

SF Village Explorers explore a set of devices to help enter or exit an automobile.



Better Transportation: Some Ideas.

Explorer Tsing proposes that since many residents at SRC have cars, but don't use them on the property, or shouldn't use them, a short-run ride alternative on campus is needed.



Driving Gadgets @ SRC

Saratoga Explorers explore a pair of devices which fasten to a car's door latch, and serve to provide leverage for getting in and out of the car more easily.



Driverless, Shared and Hired Cars: Discussion @ EVC

Explorer Marilyn plans for Google's driverless car, and describes a car pool idea for those who no longer drive.



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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