Panel 3: Inclusive Design: Vehicle Technologies that Increase Access
I have MD and use a power wheelchair. I used zero-effort van mods and drove for 10 years. Due to mechanical design they were only able to modify full-size Ford vans.
Auto manufacturers NEED to have conversations with adaptive equipment designs so that there is more compatibility between the two.
From your organization’s perspective, what can the automated vehicle (AV) industry do to make their vehicles and transportation services accessible to all users?
What does an automated future that improves mobility for people with disabilities look like to you? What research do you think might help achieve this future?