≪Organizer Abstract≫
The number of senior drivers and the traffic accidents involving them are increasing along with the rapid aging of the society in many developed countries. The privately-owned vehicle is still the primary means of transportation in suburban and rural areas since alternative public transportation means are limited to the urban areas. Recent studies suggest that driving cessation would cause them to stay at home, connect less to the society, and decrease mental/physical health, and therefore the quality of life. Thus, it is necessary for seniors to drive longer and safer. For that purpose, we need to understand the relation between perceptual/cognitive aspects and their driving behaviors. It is difficult to treat "senior drivers" all alike because there are huge difference in perceptual/cognitive aspects between them. In this session we would like to discuss those issues and the possible countermeasures such as advanced driving assistance and personalized training.
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