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(Future) Older Adults’ Perception of (Future) Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

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PETROVÁ KAFKOVÁ Marcela

Rok publikování 2019
Druh Další prezentace na konferencích
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

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Popis This presentation focus at attitudes to new technologies in cars among older adults and future older adults. Outdoor mobility represents the important precondition for life satisfaction and enables saturation of many basic needs. Driving represents primarily in remote areas the basic means for maintained of independence in older age, it facilitates access to services and shops. The paper is based on surveys made for ŠKODA Auto a.s. in 2016 and 2017. In 2016 mix-methods were employed, combined survey among driving attendees of Third Age University aged 57-89 years (n = 204), 19 semi-structured interviews and focus groups with older drivers. The 2017 survey was representative, employed among drivers (more than 80% drivers more time a week) aged 40 – 70 years, face-to-face, N = 837. For the majority of the surveyed active drivers, automobile transport is not the sole option. With ageing the difference between men and women is striking, women are giving up driving to a greater extent and earlier than men. Regarding the changes in driving style and car usage, the majority of our respondents referred to the shortening of the length of the journeys and a more cautious driving. Respondents have positive attitudes toward new technologies, they perceive them as a simplification of life and as more reliable as people. They prefer systems increasing safety. Their attitudes towards autonomous cars are more doubtful, but they express their usefulness in the case of (future) mobility limitations. Some distinction between affirmative attitudes to a strengthening of active safety through advanced drive-assistance systems and on the other hand cautious perception of autonomous cars is present. Older adults with the active lifestyle and people considering the car as part of their identity are more technological optimists and they are willing to devolve more responsibility on the machines.