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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards User-Centric Transport in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges, Solutions and Collaborations
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783319997551
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552


  • Ageing
  • Automated vehicles
  • Driverless vehicles
  • Gerontology
  • Mobilities
  • Mobility-as-a-service
  • Needs
  • New technologies
  • Transport
  • Transport futures


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