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Self-driving taxis should be designed with accessibility at the forefront—not as an afterthought

25 Jun 2020

For autonomous vehicles to fulfill the promise of accessibility and still be environmentally efficient, all cars need to be similarly accessible.

Autonomous vehicles, like self-driving taxis, continue to garner media attention as industry and political stakeholders claim that they will improve safety and access to transportation for everyone. But for people who have different mobility needs and rely on human drivers for work beyond the task of driving, the prospect of driverless taxis may not sound like progress. Unless accommodations are built in to autonomous vehicle designs, companies risk undermining transportation access for the very communities this technology is promising to include.


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