Accessible self-driving transport in Florida

  • Accessible self-driving transport in Florida

  • Josh Grisdale

    March 29, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Just listening to the @youraccessiblelife podcast and learned about this self-driving public transportation option in Florida.

    Personally, I hope that they add an automatic ramp in the future. Also, there may be an issue when they fully remove the staff – who will strap down the wheelchair?

  • gbgb

    April 1, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Here are some photos of the AVAs operating in Oslo Norway in 2019.

    It is in a tourist bus loading area so it’s not as dangerous as it looks. Everything moves at about 15 miles per hour. I don’t remember if they had automatic ramps or not. I suspect (but don’t tell the Health and Safety guy) that at 15 m/h or 25 k/h tying a power chair down may not be necessary. You would fly out of the chair before it lost traction. 😉

    In an area like this they may not be required to meet ‘Highway Traffic Act’ requirements.

    The windows in the lower door are a nice touch.

    • Josh Grisdale

      April 1, 2021 at 9:09 am

      Very true. I’ve only had a bus driver tie my wheelchair down once, but it was in a mountainous area – and was glad he did!

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