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Talking with San Franciscans About Their Thoughts on the Future of Autonomously Driven Vehicles

At Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving, we’re committed to fostering conversation around what the future could look like with autonomous driving technology.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona and Waymo Team up to Raise Awareness About Epilepsy

Approximately 77,000 people in Arizona have epilepsy, one of the most common neurological conditions in the world, according to the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

For children like Travis who may or may not be able to get their license one day, Anderson said autonomous driving technology could give them another safe mobility option.

Blind College Student Travels Independently with Waymo One

Ethan Roberts, a Phoenix college student who is legally blind, has embraced Waymo One, making his life and all its destinations – like going to classes and hanging out with friends at the mall – a lot more accessible.

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Engineers Point to Opportunities for Including People with Disabilities in Autonomous Driving Research and Development

Dr. Rory Cooper remembers when the idea of autonomous vehicles first crossed his radar. It was 1994. Engineers were exploring how innovations like intelligent highways and lane-following technology could make roadways and vehicles safer. Cooper, an engineer, had just founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh to research ways to increase mobility for people with disabilities.

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United Cerebral Palsy Joins Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving Partnership

Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving is pleased to welcome United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) as a national partner in our public education campaign.

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Addressing transit mobility gaps: What Waymo, Valley Metro and ASU learned from serving paratransit riders and seniors

In 2018, we shared our plans to work with Valley Metro, the Phoenix Metro area’s regional public transportation authority, to explore mobility solutions in a first-of-its-kind study that would use autonomous driving technology to complement the city’s existing transit network.

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Waymo teams up with the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Foundation to capture insights from wheelchair users

Waymo is partnering with Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Foundation (NorCal SCI) in the San Francisco Bay Area to include wheelchair users in its rider testing program, called the Trusted Tester program, and solicit their feedback.