Are self-driving cars the future of mobility for disabled people?

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At the Texas A&M Transportation Institute researchers are developing protocols and algorithms for people and autonomous vehicles to communicate with each other. The researchers envision a fully integrated system in which users can connect to a dispatching system and create profiles that include information on their disabilities and communications preferences, as well as any frequent destinations for trips. When a user requests a shuttle, the system would dispatch a vehicle which has appropriate equipment and characteristics to suit the user’s needs.