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?
Panel 3: Inclusive Design: Vehicle Technologies that Increase Access
From your organization’s perspective, what can the automated vehicle (AV) industry do to make their vehicles and transportation services accessible to all users?
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.