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New online portal maps resources for older drivers

Tuesday 25th October 2016

A new online portal of motoring research relating to older and disabled consumers has been launched.

The Motoring Research Portal, created by the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (Rica), includes more than 80 items of research from industry, academia and third sector organisations.

The portal uses bookmarks to show information on topics including technical research, for example on secondary vehicle technology (which covers everything from the ignition, lights and indicators to heating, air conditioning and in-car entertainment) and the role of autonomous cars.

Information in the new portal also covers older drivers and behaviour change, accessibility and usability of cars and other transport and vehicles (including wheelchair accessible vehicles), and adaptations for older and disabled motorists.

Rica is a UK consumer research charity, specialising in research with older and disabled consumers. Based in London, the charity also provides advice on issues such as mobility and using public transport.

Rica is encouraging road safety officers to input any useful online resources to the portal by visiting the ‘add bookmark’ page. Rica will check the resource and then publish if deemed suitable for inclusion.



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