Older drivers are known to face inordinate consequences from automobile crashes. Given that their presence is expected to climb in the near future, the field of human factors is currently in a unique position to help mitigate age-related issues on the road as technological advances are made. This chapter begins by examining the cognitive changes that have been shown to contribute to deficits experienced by older drivers, as well as the late-life changes that are expected to create difficulty for older adults' abilities to interact with the next generations of transportation technology. In addition, this chapter discusses countermeasures and compensatory strategies that may be implemented to offset those barriers, along with technological advances that are shaping the way so that older adults can maintain optimal performance behind the wheel.
|Title of host publication||Aging, Technology and Health|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - Mar 17 2018|