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Older People’s Mobility, New Transport Technologies and User-Centred Innovation / Charles Musselwhite

Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe, Pages: 87 - 103

Swansea University Author: Musselwhite, Charles

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 25th September 2019

Abstract

People are fitter and more mobile than ever before, but transport can still be an issue in later life due to physiological and cognitive challenges. This chapter examines findings from four focus groups with 36 older people examining the importance of mobility and future changes in mobility and tran...

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Published in: Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe
ISBN: 978-3-319-99755-1 978-3-319-99756-8
ISSN: 2196-5544 2196-5552
Published: Switzerland Springer 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44598
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Abstract: People are fitter and more mobile than ever before, but transport can still be an issue in later life due to physiological and cognitive challenges. This chapter examines findings from four focus groups with 36 older people examining the importance of mobility and future changes in mobility and transport. Older people were generally sceptical of potential transport futures, though they welcome technologies that reduce physical difficulty in mobility, gave real-time information, and reduced issues with interchange. There were mixed feelings of automated vehicles, often dependent upon the individual’s willingness to accept technology taking over their own skills and abilities, trust in the technology and concerns over future built environments.
Keywords: transport, mobility, ageing, gerontology, older people, mobility-as-a-service, technology, attitudes, automated vehicles, innovation
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Start Page: 87
End Page: 103