Engineers Point to Opportunities for Including People with Disabilities in Autonomous Driving Research and Development
Dr. Rory Cooper remembers when the idea of autonomous vehicles first crossed his radar. It was 1994. Engineers were exploring how innovations like intelligent highways and lane-following technology could make roadways and vehicles safer. Cooper, an engineer, had just founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh to research ways to increase mobility for people with disabilities.