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Elderly females and vehicle cockpit design – a questionnaire analysis

Abendroth, Bettina ; Didier, Muriel ; Diaz-Zeledon, Marianela (2023)
Elderly females and vehicle cockpit design – a questionnaire analysis.
16th World Congress of the International Ergonomic Association (IEA). Maastricht, Netherlands (10.07. - 14.07.2006)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00024584
Conference or Workshop Item, Secondary publication, Postprint

Abstract

The described investigation had the objective to identify the requirements on vehicle design for elderly female drivers (aged 50 and older) and compared them with those of a smaller control-group of elderly male drivers. Therefore a survey questionnaire was developed, based on existing literature concerning elderly women and their buying decision. The questionnaire contained 37 main questions about four topics: safety, practical aspects, vehicle design and cockpit design. A total of 217 questionnaires were returned (178 women and 49 men). Safety and reliability are identified to be the most important criteria for old female drivers when buying a car. Elderly female drivers rate the importance of practical criteria significantly higher than the elderly male drivers. Whereas elderly men judge the importance of driver information and assistance systems significantly higher compared to elderly women.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2023
Creators: Abendroth, Bettina ; Didier, Muriel ; Diaz-Zeledon, Marianela
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Elderly females and vehicle cockpit design – a questionnaire analysis
Language: English
Date: 17 October 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2006
Place of primary publication: New York, USA
Publisher: Elsevier
Book Title: Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
Collation: 5 Seiten
Event Title: 16th World Congress of the International Ergonomic Association (IEA)
Event Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Event Dates: 10.07. - 14.07.2006
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00024584
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/24584
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Abstract:

The described investigation had the objective to identify the requirements on vehicle design for elderly female drivers (aged 50 and older) and compared them with those of a smaller control-group of elderly male drivers. Therefore a survey questionnaire was developed, based on existing literature concerning elderly women and their buying decision. The questionnaire contained 37 main questions about four topics: safety, practical aspects, vehicle design and cockpit design. A total of 217 questionnaires were returned (178 women and 49 men). Safety and reliability are identified to be the most important criteria for old female drivers when buying a car. Elderly female drivers rate the importance of practical criteria significantly higher than the elderly male drivers. Whereas elderly men judge the importance of driver information and assistance systems significantly higher compared to elderly women.

Uncontrolled Keywords: experimental, elderly, gender, vehicle design
Status: Postprint
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-245848
Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Ergonomics (IAD)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2023 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 05:08
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