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Title: Driving into the sunset: Supporting cognitive functioning in older drivers
Authors: Young, MS
Bunce, D
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: Journal of Aging Research, Artn: 918782, Mar 2011
Abstract: The rise in the aging driver population presents society with a significant challenge-how to maintain safety and mobility on the roads. On the one hand, older drivers pose a higher risk of an at-fault accident on a mile-for-mile basis; on the other hand, independent mobility is a significant marker of quality of life in aging. In this paper, we review the respective literatures on cognitive neuropsychology and ergonomics to suggest a previously unexplored synergy between these two fields. We argue that this conceptual overlap can form the basis for future solutions to what has been called "the older driver problem." Such solutions could be found in a range of emerging driver assistance technologies offered by vehicle manufacturers, which have the potential to compensate for the specific cognitive decrements associated with aging that are related to driving.
Description: Copyright @ 2011 Mark S. Young and David Bunce - This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
ISSN: 2090-2212
Appears in Collections:Ergonomics
Brunel OA Publishing Fund
Dept of Design Research Papers
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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