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Old 08-14-2019, 05:21 PM
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Default May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

If wheelchair users are going to use autonomous cars, this needs to happen. -D

May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype version of its autonomous shuttle vehicle, and just concluded an initial round of gathering feedback from the community of people in Columbus, Ohio, who would actually be using the shuttle.

May Mobilityís design includes accommodations for entry and exit, as well as for securing the passengerís wheelchair once itís on board during the course of the trip. The company learned from the first round of feedback that its design needs improvement in terms of making the ramp longer to facilitate more gradual onboarding and disembarking, as well as optimizing pick-up and drop-off points.

MORE: https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/10/ma...omous-vehicle/

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That's kind of cool, though as an engineer I'm not sure I'd ever find myself trusting such a conveyance
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