As car technology continues to scale, the introduction of self driving cars may be a new solution to helping seniors travel while remaining safe on the road. As we age our reflexes and motor skills begin to dull making us vulnerable while driving. These factors play a major role in thousands of car accident that involve seniors every year. As the self driving cars become more prevalent, affordable and available in today’s society more seniors will be able to utilize this technology to get around while doing less behind the wheel. The Senior Journal has published an article further talking about this new trend that will keep seniors safe and less anxious when driving.
“When most people hear or read about the progress of the driverless car they surely conjure up a vision of young people clamoring to get on board. Maybe they should give this a second look and imagine grandpa and grandma in the back seat. The loss of the mobility and independence seniors have enjoyed with being able to drive is one of the most crushing events of aging. Maybe the driverless car will end this misery”
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