The mission of the Inclusive Mobility program is to help design vehicles and services that improve transportation and the quality of life for everyone, especially people with disabilities.
In an era of rapidly changing technology, there’s an unprecedented opportunity to redesign how we get around. As the people’s car for over 80 years, we are committed to helping build new solutions for people who have limited mobility options.”
“There’s been a lot of talk about what autonomous vehicles will provide, but for that potential to be realized, automakers will need to involve the disability community directly in the design and functionality of these vehicles,” Carol Tyson, government affairs liaison for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), said in a statement.
“That’s why we’re so encouraged to be working with the Volkswagen Group from the outset. For the first time, an automaker has brought people together to begin to address the myriad of design, technical, safety and equity challenges that will need to be overcome.”