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posted on 16.04.2014, 13:55 by Sukru Karali, Diane E. Gyi, Neil J. Mansfield
With increases in life expectancy, there is a growing population of older people around the world. As a result, the population of older drivers is showing a similar increase. Many cars have not been designed to meet the needs of people with age-related disabilities. A questionnaire survey of older and younger drivers (paper/online version n=903) and supplementary interviews with drivers aged ≥ 65 years (n=15) were conducted June-August 2012. Younger drivers were identified as <65 years (53.5%) and older drivers were ≥65 years (46.5%). 7.1% of participants were aged ≥ 80. Older males and females reported more difficulties with parallel parking and driving on a foggy day than younger drivers. Significantly more discomfort was reported by older drivers in the hips, thighs, buttocks and knees compared to younger drivers.

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KARALI, S., GYI, D.E. and MANSFIELD, N.J., 2014. Better vehicle design for all. IN: Sharples, S. and Shorrock, S. (eds). Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014, Southampton, UK, 7-10 April 2014. Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, pp.413-417.

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CRC Press (© Taylor and Francis)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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2014

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This is a conference paper.

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9781138026353;1138026352;9781315765457

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en

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