More Automotive Changes for Aging Adults

A while back I wrote a post about the Ford Motor Company’s plans to increase the font size on dashboards, starting with car models in 2012.

An ad for this car appears at the New York Times just about every time I sign in, probably because of my age and demographic information.

The other day, via Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging blog, I read an article with more information about automotive changes. The piece was published on the SmartMoney.com Encore blog.

In A Stethoscope in the Steering Wheel, reporter Anne Tergesen describes some of the accommodations in the pipeline — changes that may be made in future models to assist aging drivers.

Here’s what stands out to me.  The cars will look just like any other car — nothing will give away the fact that they will provide  additional features for seniors when they drive.

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