Toyota Looks at Cars for the Elderly

Brainage

The developer of the popular “Brain Age” video games is going from working with one seminal Japanese company to another. Professor Ryuta Kawashima made Nintendo’s DS portable video game system a must-have for the 55+ set. Now he’s joining Toyota to work on a car that makes driving safer for seniors.

Some of the systems being developed would monitor driving patterns and then curb dangerous activity. The professor even foresees a car that could slow itself down if the driver inadvertently hits the gas pedal. The ultimate goal, according to Kawashima, is to “Develop cars that stimulate brain activity, so that driving itself becomes a form of brain training.”

We can already see the professor’s face beaming at us from a car LCD screen, asking if the sun is in our eyes.

Toyota and Brain-Game Professor to Develop Cars for the Elderly (International Herald Tribune)

By David Thomas | December 18, 2007 | Comments (0)

Comments 

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com