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Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure Enablers: Accessibility
- Research Report
Published October 19, 2022 by SAE International in United States
Despite advances in automated driving systems and their potential help many mobility users who cannot drive, significant barriers remain regarding accessibility for emerging technology vehicles. These barriers exist in the design of vehicles and affect boarding, accessing pick-up and drop-off points, and traveling to a vehicle location. The accessibility of automated mobility services hinges on an interdependent set of vehicle design and infrastructure issues, both digital and physical.
Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure Enablers: Accessibility highlights the development status of accessible vehicles and services, considers approaches to vehicle design that allow for increased accessibility, and examines the ways in which infrastructure can open the door to automated mobility for disabled customers. Use cases for accessible automated mobility service include local bus, paratransit, and robotaxis.