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 Challenge in 2020 and shared with Josh how you can use technology to guide a totally blind person without human intervention to use an autonomous vehicle.
What’s the biggest hurdle for autonomous vehicle accessibility?
The biggest difficulty for people with sensory and cognitive disabilities is safely and independently guiding users across what we call the first and last legs of the trip. From summoning a vehicle and finding it upon pickup, the first leg, and guiding the individual from the vehicle to the door of their final destination, the last leg, all without human intervention.
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