The first idea is a sat nav designed with older people in mind. It would pick the safest routes and avoid busy dual carriageways. The researchers accept not everyone can drive well into older age but they say it can be a key part of staying healthy.
From worries over driving at night to tackling unfamiliar routes, the researchers say they now have a clear picture of what's concerning older drivers. The next stage is to come up with the technology to deal with those issues.
Watch Helen Ford's full report with added analysis from Dr Ajay Bedi and Elaine Inglis from Age uk, here on ITV News Online.