People with disabilities deserve just as much access to transportation as those without, and fortunately the US Department of Transportation's Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (or ATTRI) is harnessing modern technology to allow for that equal access. The initiative is diving into methods through which city infrastructures can make use of technology in order to make cities more navigable for those with disabilities.
Autonomous vehicles are in the news constantly, but those AI driven vehicles aren't the only way that people with disabilities can benefit from modern transportation. Thanks to the internet of things and increasing numbers of connected devices, people with disabilities will be able to use smart devices for a bevy of purposes. Though ATTRI is still in the research phase, the Department of Transportation predicts features like responsive traffic lights and smartphone notifications built into the infrastructure of the city.
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ATTRI is a Project by the Department of Transportation
- By: Joey HaarOct 23, 2017