Accessibility must be at the heart of new transport tech

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The Future of Mobility Minister, Jesse Norman has stated that new modes of transport and pioneering technologies should transform travel for older people and those with disabilities. He stated that those with disabilities or mobility issues sometimes face “unacceptable” barriers to travel. Speaking at a showcase event for FLOURISH, a self-driving car project in Bristol aimed at improving mobility of older people and those with mobility-related needs, Jesse Norman stated that the future of transport and new technologies have the potential to revolutionise everyday journeys and must be a key consideration for companies developing future transport. He stated, “the needs of older people, and those with visible or hidden disabilities, must be at the heart of all new modes of transport.”

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