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States should not require drivers license for AVs

States should not require driver's licenses to operate a highly automated vehicle; this would prevent those who are blind, older Americans who have lost the ability to drive, and people with cognitive disabilities from reaping the benefits of the technology.

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Cost structure for AVs in rural areas

Need to create a cost structure that works for rural communities. The challenge of deploying AVs to rural areas is that the cost increases as population density decreases, trips become longer, and there are more "dead miles," or trips where the vehicle is empty.

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Embedding accessibility in the AV revolution

What much of the discussion on this AV forum seems to be asking for is actually universal accessibility and better transportation overall, for all geographic areas, two issues that are not AV issues as much as pleas for improving the transportation system that currently exists. We need universal design for the vehicle accessibility and then for interface accessibility for AVs, designs that allow for the redundancy of ...more »

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Accessibility required for blind or low-vision users

Wayfinding and safety information should be available to blind and low vision users, including tools for finding the vehicle, safely exiting the vehicle (avoiding getting out in oncoming traffic), and finding the door to one's destination.

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