Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Assessment of Relevant Research

Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias and Zachary Rubinstein
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-17-17, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2017

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The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) focuses on research to
improve the independent mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of ITS and other
advanced technologies. This report is one of three intended to provide an overview of
technologies, innovations, and research that are applicable to the ATTRI vision. The particular
focus of this report is an Assessment of Relevant Research [ARR], to report on research
technologies – both within and outside of the transportation domain – that show promise at
addressing the challenges that face ATTRI stakeholders. While ARR technologies are
discussed with a vision toward their application to ATTRI stakeholder transportation needs, they
represent little or no direct public experiences with such technologies in the transportation

The overall organization of this report echoes the organization of the overall ATTRI effort.
ATTRI focuses on five technology areas to improve transportation for persons of its three
stakeholder groups – people with disabilities, veterans with disabilities, and older adults: (1)
Wayfinding and Navigation, (2) ITS and Assistive Technologies, (3) Automation and Robotics,
(4) Data Integration, and (5) Enhanced Human Service Transportation. Review of each of the
five technology areas considers the applicability of such technologies to four transportation
modalities that ATTRI stakeholders encounter: (1) Transit, (2) Personal Vehicles, (3) First / Last
Mile, and (4) Pedestrian. Where necessary, a cross-cutting modality category is also included.

author = {Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Aaron Steinfeld and Ermine Teves and M. Bernardine Dias and Zachary Rubinstein},
title = {Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Assessment of Relevant Research},
year = {2017},
month = {April},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-17-17},
keywords = {Accessible transportation, technology, community travel, international scan, research},
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