Members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (an organization preceding the Alliance for Automotive Innovation) hosted a three-part workshop series on the topic of AVs and increased accessibility in collaboration with the National Academies of Science. Following the event, the organization published a summary of the workshops, including findings and recommendations, in a Workshop Series Report.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES & INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY WORKSHOP SERIES
Workshop Series: AVs and Increased Accessibility
Workshop Series Objectives:
1. Establish a forum to facilitate communication among automakers, mobility service providers and user groups including older adults and people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.
2. Convene relevant stakeholder groups to identify and define mobility needs, including designing accessible vehicles for the public and identifying current gaps and associated opportunities to meet those needs.
3. Identify considerations for designing and operating a transportation solution that meets the needs of older adults and people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.
4. Collect perspectives on research needs to increase automated vehicle accessibility and help realize the potential to deliver mobility solutions for older adults and people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.
Workshop Series Report
Workshop I: May 3, 2019
Assessing the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults
Workshop II: July 19, 2019
Technologies for Providing Increased Vehicle Accessibility to People with Disabilities and Older Adults
Workshop III: September 10, 2019
Broader Impacts of Assistive Transportation Technologies