Print Email Facebook Twitter Silver Road Design: Elderly Friendly Highway Design Title Silver Road Design: Elderly Friendly Highway Design Author Ying, H. Contributor Van Egmond, R. (mentor) Molenbroek, J. (mentor) Van Doorn, E. (mentor) Van Konijnenburg, P. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Design for Interaction Date 2010-12-17 Abstract Elderly Friendly Highway Design (EFHD) is done for Rijkswaterstaat. The EFHD project explores elderly drivers’ problems in the driving on highways and makes suggestions to RWS designers so as that they could take into account elderly drivers when designing and rebuilding Dutch highway in the future. Through the literature research, observational research and creative session discussion of EFHD research, it is found that the main influences of elderly drivers on the highway interchange are their restricted vision, uncertainty, tiredness, worse judgement of distance, slow merging speed, and overload information on the road. Elderly drivers need confidence and small quantity of workload. And the road should offer a peaceful and safe driving atmosphere, convey required information efficiently and guide elderly drivers in behaving correctly. Four road design concepts are created to build elderly drivers' confidence when they merge into main traffic stream on the highway by helping them to judge a perfect timing to merge with sufficient speed and gap acceptance, and by stimulating them on main traffic stream to cooperate with merging drivers. Subject elderly drivershighway interchangeroad design To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:39c0f248-1cf7-43d4-ba92-23c3485ffb6d Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2010 Ying, H.