Active living seniors who are interested in purchasing a new car may consider a model with a hands-free option to make driving easier, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Using that type of a car, drivers who have a difficult time parallel parking can simply press a button on the dashboard, sit back and relax while their vehicle parks itself.
The convenient new feature is available in some of this year's Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, the news source reports.
"Because we're older, our eyesight and depth perception sometimes becomes a problem," Wayne Boyd, one of the seniors who tested out the new feature told the paper. "I think it would be great for seniors."
Though being independently mobile is an important part of active living, should exercise caution when they're out on the road. A study conducted by the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the fatality rate for drivers over the age of 85 is nine times higher than it is for drivers between 25 and 69 years old.