Exploring How Older People Might Experience Future Transport Systems

  • Helen Fitt


Our world may be on the cusp of some of the biggest transport disruptions it has faced since the commercialisation of the motor car. Adoption of autonomous (or driverless) vehicle technologies, the increasing sophistication of online and virtual interfaces, and moves away from internal combustion-only cars all promise to change the ways we move and so the ways we live. In this chapter, Fitt takes a look at these changes from the perspective of older people and an ageing society. She presents a method for exploring how older people might experience future transport systems and develops a range of captivating narratives of plausible future lives. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the key themes that might influence future experiences of transport.


Autonomous vehicles New Zealand Social practices Foresight Futures Driverless vehicles Mobilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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