The future of autonomous vehicles where transport becomes more flexible, seamless and shareable between people and businesses for a variety of uses is getting closer.
There have been a number of concept autonomous vehicles that went on display at the latest CES tech show which is the global stage in Las Vegas where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Toyota unveiled its e-Palette autonomous shuttle, while the French company Navya demonstrated the Arma shuttle.
Accessible Olli was designed from the ground up to help people with disabilities get where they need to go.
Olli is an all-electric autonomous vehicle, packed with features to help people with disabilities and older people to get around. There’s a retractable wheelchair ramp, software that can process sign language, and displays inside offering simplified information and reminders for people with cognitive disabilities like memory loss.
Accessible Olli will be road tested in a few months in places including Copenhagen and Buffalo, New York, and will offer a new approach to mass transit, in which a driverless shuttle could someday pick you up at any hour of the day.
The days of owning your own car could soon be over!
Enable Ireland’s National Assistive Technology Service has gathered together information on a range of accessible toys. It includes a variety of accessible games, apps, and toys. These are not recommendations but simply a selection of items which may be of interest, particularly at times such as Christmas and birthdays, when presents are high on the list of priorities.
Docking a portable device could have many useful benefits for some users. Connecting a charger up to a device may be difficult for some individuals because of the size of connectors such as Micro USB or a Lightning connectors. They can be hard to see and difficult to manipulate to the correct position. With this docking station all you have to do is to drop the device into the docking station and it starts to charge. The device is also held at an upright angle eliminating the need to hold the device.
The RAM Desktop Dock Charger with GDS Technology for IntelliSkin not only provides a protective cover for a device but when docked it also provides a data connection while charging. More USB devices such a speaker system, keyboard and mouse can be connected to make your device more accessible.