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.
Billy K commented
This is a really neat idea. I had not thought about this before.