CARRS-Q is pleased to host this seminar as part of Queensland Road Safety Week 2018.
A rapidly ageing population, combined with emerging technology brings challenges to the safety and mobility of older road users. It is projected that the number of older Queenslanders aged 75 years and over will increase to 10.4% of the population by 2036, which will result in an increase in the number of older drivers who will either seek to maintain the mobility provided by the car, or who will need to make decisions about giving up driving and moving to other transport modes.
This means, together with the shift in lifestyles towards urban areas where different road users are more likely to be sharing space, there will be a greater number of older pedestrians who will need a safe road environment and access to transport options. While automated and connected vehicles may address some of their needs in the long term, there are questions about the vehicles’ interaction with pedestrians, and the period of transition to a more automated traffic environment which will coincide with the ageing cohort of the population least familiar and comfortable with reliance on technological assistance.
Join CARRS-Q and key stakeholders to discover and discuss innovative directions in this area.
RSVP to Kim Smith, CARRS-Q by 22 August 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3138 4568.