OPINION PIECE “Startup wheels out oldest fans” published in The Australian on 1 March 2019

The article “Startup wheels out oldest fans” published in The Australian on 1 March 2019 provides interesting insight into the preparedness of older community members in Florida to embrace driverless vehicles. It shows that when people are provided opportunity to experience this technology first-hand they can appreciate the mobility benefits on offer and embrace new ways to get around. But when you compare the US experience with ADVI’s own survey of older people living in Australia and New Zealand it drives home the message that more needs to be done locally to engage people and let them experience this technology as part of their everyday living.