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Autonomous taxi firms can’t afford to forget about disabled passengers

25/06/2020

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Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Autonomous vehicles (AVs), like self-driving taxis, continue to garner media attention as industry and political stakeholders claim that they will improve safety and access to transportation for everyone. But for people who have different mobility needs and rely on human drivers for work beyond the task of driving, the prospect of driverless taxis may not sound like progress. Unless accommodations are built into autonomous vehicle designs, companies risk undermining transportation access for the very communities this technology is promising to include. The promise A January 2020 joint report issued by the National Science and Technology Council and U.S. Department of… This story continues at The Next Web Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /webservers/tnw_blog/releases/206/vendor/thenextweb/amp-wp/includes/amp-helper-functions.php on line 51 Autonomous vehicles (AVs), like self-driving taxis, continue to garner media attention as industry and political stakeholders claim that they will improve safety and access to transportation for everyone. But for people who have different mobility needs and rely on human drivers for work beyond the task of driving, the prospect of driverless taxis may not sound like progress. Unless accommodations are built into autonomous vehicle designs, companies risk undermining transportation access for the very communities this technology is promising to include. The promise A January 2020 joint report issued by the National Science and Technology Council and U.S. Department of… This story continues at The Next Web
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