Friday, December 9, 2016

Will Self-Driving Cars Enable Seniors to Keep Driving?

This is my latest update on this important question for senior mobility. Auto industry technology is developing at a much faster rate than anyone might have predicted. It gets closer to self-driving capability with every passing month.

So, I no longer drive the Acura TLX that I raved about in 2015 and I deleted my article about it from that time. Although I did enjoy leasing it, it is no longer unique. Car manufacturer after car manufacturer has added amazing technology to many models, with the number increasing all the time. Just as examples, I can think of Subaru, Genesis, Mercedes, etc., etc.

So my new automobile love is the Touring trim of a 2017 Subaru Outback which does everything the TLX did and then some. But there are many new choices today for someone interested in a vehicle with this kind of technology.

The best thing to do is to consult the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Ratings Page to look up the car and model you are shopping. And watch the news. I truly believe that totally self driving vehicles are coming soon.

Maybe, just maybe, the day will come when the dreaded conversation about the car keys will no longer be necessary.

Robert Tell, Author