Busy Week

This is a very busy week at FAR.  A combination of creating our write-up for our Inclusive Design Challenge deadline of May 1st is well underway, and at the same time we are working on videos demonstrating the incredible technology we have created over the past year or so.  The…

Assistive Technology Update Podcast

Chris Webb, Foresight Augmented Reality’s CEO, and Tanner Gers, Director of Business Development, sat down with Josh Anderson, host of the Assistive Technology Update podcast to talk autonomous vehicles and the Inclusive Design Challenge. Chris and Tanner co-authored the original proposal to the Department of Transportation for the Inclusive Design…

Autonomous Shuttles Event

FAR Flies North  to Autonomous Shuttles Event in Ann Arbor It’s cold outside, but February’s been hot for FAR! This post shares a couple highlights since returning from a 4-way collaboration autonomous vehicle event in Ann Arbor Michigan, led by FAR’s strategic partner !Important  and DOT Inclusive Design Challenge competitor…

Speaking Out for the Blind Podcast

Chris Webb, CEO and lead engineer, and Tanner Gers, Director of Business Development, joined host of the Speaking Out for the Blind podcast, Brian McCallen, to discuss the #InclusiveDesignChallenge, smart city accessibility, and how we’re ensuring autonomous vehicles are accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Listen to our episode…

In case you missed it…

The US Department of Transportation just released the presentations of each Inclusive Design Challenge semi-finalist On Monday January 24 and 26, each semi-finalist showcased the advancements made on their original proposed Inclusive Design Challenge prototype to ensure autonomous vehicles are accessible, usable, and enable people with disabilities to independently access…

Team FAR on Atlanta’s WSB TV News

We were excited to be interviewed by Fred Blankenship of Atlanta’s ABC affiliate WSB TV News about our new technology being developed for the visually impaired in the DOT Inclusive Design Challenge.  We spoke about how our company came about through David’s experience getting hit by a vehicle, how our…

Congratulations to the GT Students!

Congratulations!!!!! As mentioned previously, one of the takeaways from our focus groups with the visually impaired was the need for standardized, accessible pickup/drop-off points for Automated Vehicles. The DOT Inclusive Design Challenge semi-finalist position has allowed us to explore that by sponsoring a group of Industrial Design/Mechanical Engineering seniors at…

Word is spreading

Word has spread at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, about our involvement in the Department of Transportation’s Inclusive Design Challenge. This week we were contacted by MBA students at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and were honored to be interviewed by them. In our interview…

AV pickup/Dropoff points

One of the consistent things we have heard in our focus groups regarding Automated Vehicles is concerns about where the vehicle would drop them off or pick them up.  A building or location’s address does not necessarily translate into a front door of a building or a safe and accessible…