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The next stop: accessible mobility for all

An estimated 15 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability. Can AI, IoT, and other autonomous vehicles technology help address their mobility needs? Yes, through Olli, an AI-enabled, electric shuttle bus created by Local Motors. The #AccessibleOlli initiative, led jointly by Local Motors, IBM, and the CTA Foundation, is piloting technologies that could help riders—including the aging population—with a range of disabilities. We talked with Gina O’Connell, Director of Labs at Local Motors, and Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader at IBM Watson IoT, to learn more about #AccessibleOlli.

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