For older adults, I think the following might prove to be important:
Rails and handles to grasp
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Please discuss the ways of getting the vehicle body close enough to the ground for a wheelchair user to enter easily given that AVs will have a battery in the floor of the vehicle. How can all of these issues be accommodated?
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.
Making mobility vehicle ramps a little bit bigger for people who have difficulty with driving their power wheelchair
Autonomous vehicles can not reduce the number of cars on exicting roads .We can reduce the number of vehicles if we will use autonomous vehicles riding over briges above existing roads , same " Taxi 2000 " .
I desined preliminary project " Portland Skyweb Express " and sent it to Oregon Department of Transportation .
P.S. Project files Autucad are not supportad for attach in your ideascale