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Self-Driving Cars: The Answer For Seniors With Mobility Issues?

With most Canadians currently living in car-dependent suburbs, how will aging seniors get around? The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRRP) estimates 1 in 4 Canadians will be 65 years or older by the year 2041. Add to this, the Ministry of Transportation projects that only 42% of seniors will have a driver's license by 2037, either as a result of injury or aging-related mobility issues. Are self-driving cars the answer for seniors?

Can Self-Driving Cars Avoid Cycling Accidents?

Studies from overseas have found that drivers are responsible for between 60 to 80 percent of accidents involving cyclists. Such accidents present a problem in Canada as well. Ontario lawmakers have tried for years to reduce incidents of cyclist collisions by toughening laws. Yet, the future of collision-avoidance may lie in an innovative technology: self-driving cars.
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