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Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting

Manufacturers Need to Know Accessibility is in their Interest. trending idea

Manufacturers need to understand the synergies in offering accessibility features for people with disabilities and ease-of-use for those without disabilities. For example, a wheelchair ramp can also be used by grocery shoppers with 2-wheel pull-carts, parents with strollers and tourists with roll-on luggage. With other market segments in mind, manufacturer business plans should assess the total potential market who would... more »

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Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting

Ramped Entrance for Autonomous Vehicles trending idea

If the vehicle has a wide retractible ramp that can automatically deploy upon arrival to transport any rider who indicates through their profile within a service app that a ramp is needed and/or at the time the trip is requested, the vehicle can be automatically accessible. And ramps represent an element of universal design so benefit other riders besides those using mobility devices.

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Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting

Access to transportation trending idea

The only companyat who is best at making autonomous vehicles, is the Company called WAYMO. Given where they are located, I'll bet that they would be willing to make any of their autonomous vehicles accessible in any way. Whether it would be a vehicle accessible for people with wheelchairs, that whether that means that the roof of the vehicle needs to be higher, whatever the case may be. Right now, that their early writers... more »

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Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting

Height of Body, Seating, and Seat Belt of AVs trending idea

Height of the Vehicle:

AVs in transit should come in various types (sedan, SUV, minivan, etc.) to accommodate those who need either a lower or higher entry point for entering and exiting. For example, someone who cannot use one side of his body due to multiple strokes would need a higher entry point to safely enter and exit the vehicle.

Seating and Seat Belt:

Seats that swivel to allow for easier entering and exiting... more »

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Vehicle Auditory Feedback for the Visually Impaired trending idea

As an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, I teach people with vision loss or blindness how to navigate their world independently using a multisensory approach. Auditory feedback of their environment is increasingly important for decision-making skills, particularly when initiating a safe street crossing, crossing driveways, and when navigating parking lots. People who are blind or have limited vision are very dependent... more »

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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

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