Thursday, September 13, 2012

The New Frontier in Accessible Transportation

FHWA's Public Roads Magazine
From DSRC to robotics, innovations that help travelers with disabilities also can enhance the road experience for seniors, bicyclists, delivery workers, and moms and dads...
Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation have developed an iPhone® application, called Tiramisu (Italian for "pick me up"), that can predict when a bus or train operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA, will arrive. Tiramisu also makes it possible for bus and light rail riders to use their smartphones to signal in real time the vehicle's location and occupancy level.
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