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Airport uses WHILL to reduce contact

June 10, 2020HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Haneda International Airport will use the WHILL Autonomous Drive System to help prevent spread of COVID-19, the company says. Use of the self-driving system helps to reduce the risk of spreading infection through contact between wheelchair service staff and passengers at close range. “In the Corona era, we believe services that support mobility, while maintaining social distancing, will accelerate to replace human labor with robots and autonomous driving technologies,”...

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WHILL debuts autonomous technology

December 26, 2018HME News Staff

SAN CAROLS, Calif. - WHILL, a manufacturer of personal electric vehicles (PEVs), will introduce and demonstrate the WHILL Autonomous Drive at the Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. “The WHILL Autonomous Drive PEV will be common in future public settings,” said Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of WHILL. “In the not-so-distant future, a user who has difficulty walking will merely 'summon' the vehicle. The technology will allow even first-time operators to experience...

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Tech trends: Making driverless vehicles accessible

August 19, 2016Tracy Orzel

ARLINGTON, Va. - Silicon Valley and Detroit may be in a race to develop the first autonmous car, but it's John Tschida's job to make sure everyone, including those with disabilities, can use the finished product. “There's a large portion of the population that can't access transportation,” said Tschida, director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), at the RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference in July. “So we...

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