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WATCH: Cool car tech - Elderly drivers turning the tide on a market aimed at a much younger audience

2018-10-11 08:18

Robin Classen

elderly japanese man

Image: Reuters

Its uncommon  to see the elderly behind the wheel of technologically advanced cars, at least according to those in automotive marketing. 

That is not the case in Japan as elderly motorists are buying into a market that was never targeted at them. 

Never too old

Most of these pensioners are finding comfort in cars boasting technology such as automatic emergency braking and error detecting pedals as opposed to older cars with the traditional way of driving.

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