Older People Driving a High-Tech Automobile: Emergent Driving Routines and New Relationships with Driving

Canadian Journal of Communication

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Title Older People Driving a High-Tech Automobile: Emergent Driving Routines and New Relationships with Driving
Creator Gish, Jessica A.
Grenier, Amanda
Vrkljan, Brenda
Van Miltenburg, Benita
Subject Communication; Gerontology; Sociology
Phenomenology; Technology; Users and gratifications; Aging; Embodiment / Phénoménologie; Technologie; Usagers et gratifications; Vieillissement; Personnalisation
Description Advanced vehicle technologies (AVTs) (e.g., lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring) are sophisticated computer and electronically mediated communications that provide information to users, and, at times, assume control over parts of the driving task (e.g., automated braking). This article examines how AVTs are refashioning older people’s embodied relationships with driving, including driving routines, skills, sensuous dispositions, and modes of control that are considered integral to driving. Results from interviews with 35 older drivers driving a high-tech car call attention to the opportunities and challenges that entanglements with AVTs can present for aging drivers.Les technologies automobiles de pointe (TAP) (par exemple, les systèmes de suivi de voie et de surveillance d’angle mort) offrent une communication informatique et électronique qui informe les automobilistes et parfois même assume le contrôle d’une partie de la conduite (par exemple, freinage automatique). Cet article examine comment les TAP sont en train de modifier le rapport personnel des aînés envers la conduite, y compris les routines, habiletés, dispositions sensuelles et modes de contrôle qui font partie intégrante de la conduite automobile. Les résultats d’entretiens avec 35 aînés conduisant des automobiles de pointe soulignent les occasions et défis que les TAP peuvent présenter à ces aînés.MOTS CLÉS  Phénoménologie; Technologie; Usagers et gratifications; Vieillissement; Personnalisation
Publisher Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Press
Contributor Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, McMaster University
Date 2017-05-23
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/3125
Source Canadian Journal of Communication; Vol 42, No 2 (2017): Seniors and Technology: Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion
Language eng
Relation http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/3125/3376
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Jessica Anne Gish

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