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Transport and Mobility Services to Support Active Ageing

Tom Voege; Yanying Li; Dirck Beckmann

Active ageing is the process of optimising opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. Provision of adequate mobility services is essential to enable older people, including those with illness or disability, to participate in society. In the past, much effort has been made to make public transport more accessible for older people or to provide specific door-to-door transport services. Transport and mobility services to support ageing society should look into new technologies which can support the elderly in their driving tasks, either using privately owned cars, shared vehicles, or various mobility services to provide door-to-door transport solutions through Mobility as a Service (MaaS), shared mobility, etc. Various driver assistance and vehicle automation technologies which can reduce driver workload and enhance safety will offer viable solutions for the mobility needs of an ageing population. MaaS, which can provide a one-stop solution to access and payment for all types of transport modes, would be an excellent solution for older travellers. This paper aims to provide a forward thinking analysis of transport policy for an ageing population.

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