Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting

Older Adults trending idea

I'm especially concerned with the acceptance and adoption of Shared Autonomous Vehicles by older adults. There is a high correlation between perceived trust and the use of SAVs. Trust comes in part from ease of use and the perception that a person will be able to safely initiate and complete a ride.

For older adults, I think the following might prove to be important:

Adequate lighting

Rails and handles to grasp

Ability to see into the vehicle before entering to ensure safety

Help buttons and real-time two-way communication

Easy to deploy safety belts

Extra time to enter and exit the vehicle without fear of doors closing or scary warning signals



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Idea No. 491