Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo
Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

How Japan’s carmakers are redesigning vehicles for elderly drivers

  • A fatal 2019 Tokyo accident caused by an 87-year-old highlighted the issue of ageing drivers on Japanese roads, with many returning their licences
  • Toyota, Subaru and Nissan are all using smart technology and even AI to make cars more user-friendly and safer

Topic |   Japan
Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo
Police officers inspect the scene of a car accident in 2019 in which an elderly driver smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Photo: Kyodo
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