Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

A federal agency is calling on automakers and lawmakers alike to consider the needs of people with disabilities as self-driving cars inch closer to reality.

With a report released this week, the National Council on Disability said that self-driving cars have “enormous potential” for people with disabilities, many of whom cannot currently obtain a driver’s license. But, the independent federal agency charged with advising Congress and the president on disability matters said that many factors that are still in flux — both technological and regulatory — will determine how meaningful these cars can be for those with special needs.

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