‘Self-Driving Cars: the Impact on People with Disabilities’
“In the United States, approximately one in every five people, or more than 57 million, has a disability. This includes the more than 3.8 million veterans with a service-connected disability. The most recent government transport survey indicated that six million individuals with a disability have difficulty getting the transportation they need.”
Read more: https://rudermanfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Self-Driving-Cars-The-Impact-on-People-with-Disabilities_FINAL.pdf
DREDF: Fully Accessible Autonomous Vehicles Checklist
Human Machine Interface, Hardware, Policy & Legislation.
Read more: https://dredf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DREDF-Fully-Accessible-Vehicle-Checklist-3-5-18.pdf
AGI: Assessing the Unmet Transportation Needs of Americans with Disabilities
“Americans with disabilities are currently underserved by transportation options. Autonomous Vehicles (“AVs”) have the potential to significantly improve the mobility of Americans with disabilities by partially or fully automating the driving process. however, these improvements are only possible if automobile manufacturers consider people with disabilities and others with travel-limiting conditions when constructing these vehicles and include universal accessibility principles in their designs.”
Read more: http://anyflip.com/ieove/pvfg/
We Will Ride Coalition Member Responses to Department of Transportation’s AV 3.0 Guidance
In response to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 Guidance, members of the We Will Ride coalition offered feedback that will improve the draft regulatory framework and pave the way for accessible vehicles.
Read the full letter from the American Association of People with Disabilities.
Read the full letter from the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.
Read the full letter from United Spinal Association.
ITS America: Driverless Cars and Accessibility
“Fully automated vehicles, when they begin to be deployed in significant numbers, will offer the potential to usher in enormous positive changes. Anticipated benefits include lowered traffic fatalities and injuries, as well as potentially expanded access to transportation for those who cannot drive or those who face significant barriers to driving. For individuals who cannot legally obtain a driver’s license, fully automated “driverless” vehicles offer the opportunity to become more mobile and independent. Access to transportation means access to jobs, education, and healthcare, which is a major challenge for people with disabilities.”
Read more: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/596fb16003596e0fa70a232f/t/5c9bab319b747a61663ac9bc/1553705778370/ITSAmerica_Driverless+Cars+Accessiblity+Mobility_April2019.pdf
Auto Alliance: AVs & Increased Accessibility Workshop Series
“The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers organized a three-part Workshop Series, ‘Automated Vehicles (AVs) & Increased Accessibility’, to explore the accessible passenger vehicle transportation needs and potential technology solutions of people with disabilities and older adults. The Workshop Series also assessed broader impacts of assistive technologies, including the current legal and policy landscape. Outcomes of the workshop included findings and recommendations.”
Read more: https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AVs-Accessibility-Workshop-Series-Report-16OCT2019.pdf
CPUC: Proposed Track 2 Decisions
Before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California:
“Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement Senate Bill 1376 Requiring Transportation Network companies to Provide Access for Persons with Disabilities, Including Wheelchair Users Who Need a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.”
Read more: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M326/K933/326933422.PDF
We Will Ride response to DOT Accessibility Challenge Grant RFI
As members of the We Will Ride Coalition, the undersigned organizations applaud, support and encourage the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in its efforts to launch an inclusive design challenge to enable access to automated vehicles (AVs) for persons with disabilities, and we offer the following comments on ways to refine the approach.
Read more: https://anyflip.com/ieove/plwq/
2020 AAPD Auto Accessibility Scorecard Progress Report
in honor of the 30th anniversary of passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) issued its first public progress report on its Automobile Accessibility Scorecard. The scorecard tracks progress by auto manufacturing companies toward the design and production of an accessible vehicle that can accommodate people with a wide range of disabilities, including power wheelchair users, along 29 criteria.
Read more: https://www.aapd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-AAPD-Auto-Accessibility-Scorecard-Progress-Report.pdf
CPUC: Rule Mandating WAV Service
An order Instituting Rulemaking to implement Senate Bill 1376 requiring transportation network companies to provide access for persons with
disabilities, including wheelchair users who need a wheelchair accessible
Read more: https://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M283/K458/283458530.PDF