The Fuse

Innovation Revolution: Henry Claypool on Autonomous Vehicles and Americans with Disabilities

by Leslie Hayward | May 19, 2016

Of all those who stand to benefit from driverless cars, few have more to gain than those with disabilities. Henry Claypool, a longtime advocate for those with restricted mobility, discusses how requiring a licensed driver to operate an autonomous vehicle will prevent the disabled from benefiting from this technology, and what policymakers can do to help. In the long-term, Claypool argues, improving mobility for people with disabilities is a benefit to those individuals, and the economy at large.