A paper authored by AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Specialist Samantha Brady appears in the Spring 2019 edition of The Bridge, a publication that links the insights of engineers with policymakers in the United States federal government.
The paper, titled "Planning, Designing, and Engineering Tomorrow's User-Centered, Age-Ready Transportation System," describes changes in the American older adult population that will increase demand on the transportation system, requiring new perspectives and solutions. The authors outline a user-centered transportation continuum that engineers and policymakers might utilize to better imagine and address the particular needs of older users. Using the continuum as a lens, they examine current and upcoming transportation modes and solutions, including public transportation, automobiles outfitted with advanced technology, self-driving cars, air travel, the sharing economy, and personal technology.
View the article here.