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Automated Vehicles (AVs) for People with Disabilities

  • Sudharson Sundararajan
  • Mohammed Yousuf
  • Murat Omay
  • Aaron Steinfeld
  • Justin M. Owens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

This chapter presents insights from the AVS 2017 Breakout Session 24, AVs for People with Disabilities. The focus of this session was on creating awareness about the transportation needs and challenges that people with disabilities face. The emphasis was on how embracing universal design principles in developing AV technologies can make a significant difference in catering to all types of users equitably. Some of those design principles include enabling standards harmonization, data needs, and partnerships, as well as addressing policy barriers and technology challenges. The session was interactive with short thought-provoking presentations, and discussion questions. The discussions resulted in research topic recommendations for the United State Depart of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) Program.

Keywords

Universal design People with disabilities Older adults ATTRI Automated vehicles 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudharson Sundararajan
    • 1
  • Mohammed Yousuf
    • 2
  • Murat Omay
    • 3
  • Aaron Steinfeld
    • 4
  • Justin M. Owens
    • 5
  1. 1.Booz Allen HamiltonWashington DCUSA
  2. 2.Federal Highway AdministrationWashington DCUSA
  3. 3.Federal Transit AdministrationWashington DCUSA
  4. 4.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteBlacksburgUSA

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