Future transportation has continued to intrigue me since my previous post explored developments around the world. I’m curious about these vehicles from the standpoint of what an older population would enjoy using. Some adaptations to enhance their safety and provide more comfort would be desired by me.
For example, those electric scooters I first mentioned previously HERE
are proliferating as are more companies manufacturing them reported HERE.
So what features would we older folks want in order to make them more viable for our use? I would desire a stability for balance beyond that provided by two wheels, also a seat.
Paul Drecksler at "Travel Is Life" has featured videos of some more personal transportation vehicles that can be purchased. How many will become more common possessions in the future remains to be seen. Obviously, many of these are not likely to be sought after by older folks, but some might be attractive. Cost viability is another matter that might put such vehicles low on the acquisition list for many.
I have periodically seen in my community some older riders – one on a three-wheel bike, another on an electric bike. I’ve been interested in reading about folding bikes and the convenience those could provide with some described HERE
Tesla cars that Elon Musk’s company produces are frequently featured in the news, but he has many irons in the fire producing also vehicles to carry us in to space. I see one of his cars frequently plugged into a charging station behind the owner’s business. I also think I saw one of those ELF solar powered cars on one of our residential streets.
Two vehicles that I could have enjoyed owning but are impractical at this stage in my life are the Icon Sports Aircraft, the Helicycle, but might have been only on a wish list. I like the idea of a solar powered car, especially where I live in Southern California, but might be nice if it had seating for two.
Have you seen any of these so-called futuristic vehicles where you live or travel?
Are there any of these vehicles that you would use, or would if they had what added features?