Inclusive Design Challenge Forum
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Non-passenger vehicle question
Can solutions that are demonstrated on shuttles or other non-passenger vehicles be considered for the Challenge?1 vote
Securement of Service Animals in AVs
One of the user needs within the Challenge is accommodation of service animals within the automated vehicle, particularly as the number of persons with service animals and the variety of service animals available increases. Vehicle design solutions are needed for service animal accommodations in future AV fleets. The solution(s) would include aspects of physical space, cues, ergonomics, ramps, etc. needed to accommodate different types and sizes of service animals. This should be done in concert with needs and space for different sizes of mobility devices.2 votes
Participate on Multiple Teams?
Can an organization/company with expertise for a disability participate on more than one team for Phase 1 and/or Phase 2? As an active member on one team, and an advisor on others?1 vote
Intellectual Property Rights
If an entity/individual gets into the second round are we allowed to submit for a provisional or regular patent for the invention that's in the submission?1 vote
related literature and bibliography questions
If we include references in our concept paper, does the bibliography count towards the 10 page limit? Or is that considered part of the appendix?
Is including references and related work in the concept paper encouraged? Any info on who might be reviewing these proposals would be really helpful to make sure we describing our proposed work to the right stake holders.
determine wheelchair passenger acceptability
Establish process to determine wheelchair passenger acceptability to utilize autonomous vehicle transportation service.1 vote
Available team member or advisor with a PhD in human factors engineering, a disability, and extensive experience with paratransit
I have a PhD from Virginia Tech and was the chair person of the disability advisory commission and transportation advisory commission in Arlington Virginia for six years. I recently moved to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. I would like to make myself available to work with any project teams as I feel the goals of the inclusive design challenge are worthwhile and I can contribute a lot. Please check out my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-staderman-3099151/. please e-mail me to discuss further: firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Staderman1 vote
Street Connectivity Impacts
How do street connectivity measures or standards, walkability, transit accessibility impact neighborhoods of different backgrounds and diversities?1 vote