[CCCNFBW] Driverless Car Advocacy

Robert Chu robert.k.chu at icloud.com
Sat Jan 20 18:01:20 UTC 2018

i think this is a great idea! i am frequently irritated on our policy to not involve ourselves in the electoral process (even with one of the major parties trying to gut ADA laws). this is a real, tangible way we can help shape future product production, public policy, and the lives of our membership. 

that said, the scope of our effort should be clearly defined. perhaps Vaughn should be invited to our next legislative committee meeting where we can discuss a plan of action. 

meanwhile, everyone can research! 


Robert K. Chu

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> On Jan 18, 2018, at 12:10 PM, Vaughn Brown via CCCNFBW <cccnfbw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Good day to All,
> I recently read that driverless cars are bound to hit the market by
> 2020 at a cost of $45,000. The price tag may be
> steep but the benefits are positive. During my research I wasn't able
> to find much how the accessibility of these cars. I also understand
> that there is still legal issues surrounding this matter as for as
> allowability of driverless cars on the roads. What I am suggesting is
> to start writing different technology companies as well as
> elected officials regarding these matters.
> The first concern would be advocating for a high standard of
> accessibility for blind users. Other matters of accessibility such as
> deafness can also be addressed. Before these cars do hit the market it
> would be proactive to head off any accessibility issues. Here is a
> contact link to write to WAMO:
> https://waymo.com/contact/feedback/
> Te second matter to be addressed is allowability. It would be
> proactive to encourage law makers to start creating standards and
> rules right now. The main issue is technology is often ahead of law
> making, forcing a delay in such technology to be available. 2020 is
> not that far off. Who would like to join me in bringing these matters
> to the surface?
> I look forward to a healthy discussion on this subject.
> Kindly,
> Vaughn
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> Vaughn Brown
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