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Six Things Wheelchair Users Should Know About Autonomous Vehicles
July 14, 2022 Jenny Smith
Cruise is already operating autonomous vehicle ride-hailing services on the streets of San Francisco. This photo illustration shows their Origin “robotaxi,” which was unveiled in 2020 and is scheduled to begin production in 2023. No timeline for when this guy is getting a footplate.
In cities across the United States, autonomous vehicles aren’t a scene from a far-fetched sci-fi movie. They’re a reality.
It’s an understatement that autonomous vehicles, or self-driving vehicles, could change the lives of thousands of people with disabilities. Lack of access to accessible transportation limits opportunities for work, social activities and medical appointments for many wheelchair users. Driving is often not an option, either because of [...]