Vehicle Technology & Education

Vehicle Technology Education

Preferences Among Mature Drivers

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence® and AARP® Driver Safety conducted a survey to understand drivers’ preferences for using and learning about vehicle safety technologies.
Vehicle Technology Education
Key findings include:
Interest in vehicle safety technology is increasing among mature drivers.
  • According to the 2019 survey, 49 percent of drivers age 50 and older have vehicle safety technology and, of those who don’t, 82 percent are interested in getting it in their next car.
    • In a similar 2017 survey, just 43 percent of drivers age 50 and older had vehicle safety technology and 74 percent of drivers age 50 and older without vehicle safety technology were interested in getting it.
  • Only about 1 in 10 drivers age 50 and older (12 percent) find vehicle safety technology distracting, and a small percentage (less than 13 percent) turn their vehicle safety technology off.
To see additional findings from the 2019 research, download the full infographic.
Ready to learn more about vehicle safety technology yourself? Take the AARP Smart DriverTEKSM Workshop.

AARP Smart DriverTEKSM Workshop

AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop New car technology is changing the way we drive. It’s important to understand these new systems so you can stay safer on the road. AARP’s Smart DriverTEK workshop is a FREE 90-minute workshop developed jointly by AARP Driver Safety and The Hartford. During the workshop you’ll learn about new car technology, what intelligent features might already be in your current car and what to look for when buying, leasing or renting a new car.

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