Technology helps bridge the gap for older drivers

December 10th, 2014 by

While it can be difficult to accept, the fact is, there are some older adults that probably shouldn’t be driving. But, the majority of them are still plenty safe on the roadways. So what is the best way to make sure the good drivers retain their licenses and the others are dealt with appropriately?

An idea that makes sense, and one that has floated out there for a bit, is that the drivers over the age of 75 be required to renew their license in person and pass a medical screening in the process. Proving that they are as wise as their years, many current older drivers are in favor of this measure, as 70 percent of those surveyed said they would approve of this. We suspect that anyone not wanting to pass such an exam might have something to hide themselves.

Technology in cars for older drivers

Some even better news for older drivers is the fact that vehicles are getting easier to drive, with many systems in place to help keep them away from obstacles. A great example of this is the Nissan Around View Monitor – one of the best examples of technology in cars for older drivers. While all ages can benefit from it, the Nissan Around View Monitor, available in several new Nissan models, helps with backing up – one of the known problem areas for drivers.

The Around View Monitor system displays a birds-eye view of the front, rear and basically entire vehicle, keeping the driver fully aware of their surroundings when backing and in close spaces. The display is also large on Nissan vehicles, making it easy to see for those whose eyesight might not be 100%.

With technology that older drivers can truly utilize, Nissan proves that it isn’t simply a younger person’s brand. Check out some of the new models available right here at Nissan of Auburn.


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