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Title: Better vehicle design for all
Authors: Karali, Sukru
Gyi, Diane E.
Mansfield, Neil J.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: CRC Press (© Taylor and Francis)
Citation: 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1201/b16742-73
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14495
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b16742-73
ISBN: 9781138026353
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