Drivers over the age of 80 are more prone to serious and deadly crashes. As this population segment grows, researchers are working toward fresh countermeasures. In this clip from the latest episode of the Thinking Transportation podcast from Texas A&M Transportation Institute, research engineer Myunghoon Ko talks about the physical impairments associated with aging and how these are what cause a dip in safety levels as opposed to the actual aging process itself. To hear the whole episode and more like it log onto the Thinking Transportation homepage or find the podcast on your favorite streaming service.
Guest info: Myunghoon Ko is an expert in transportation safety analysis, evaluation, and education. His research focuses on vulnerable roadway users (e.g., young pedestrians, bicyclists, older drivers, and pedestrians), and he specializes in the application of systemic/proactive safety approaches and driving environment simulation programming. Myunghoon currently leads four projects to develop educational materials using adapted virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.