Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible to Persons with Disabilities Will Bring New Business Opportunities and Legal Challenges to the Auto Industry

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This report addresses the impact of making Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) accessible to individuals with disabilities and the need for standards guiding AV development and use. Continue to the bottom of the page for the Resource Link.

It is expected that self-driving cars will be in high demand in the disability community once they enter the mainstream market. The increased demand is expected to have a strong, positive financial impact to the automotive supply chain and ride share services. Accessible mobility will also present the need to implement standardized guidelines.

This report addresses specific requirements that need to be addressed in-order-for autonomous vehicles to be fully operable and accessible.

Safety laws and regulations may need to be updated and new legal standards will likely be adopted to protect riders from hackers and other cybersecurity threats.
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group
Author & Title:
Michal Nowicki, Associate Attorney
Date Developed:
Monday, January 27, 2020
accessibility,autonomous vehicles,connected,IoT,mobility,regulations,safety,transportation
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