Assisted Mobility - Articles and news items

Accessibility In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 4 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  25 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this in-depth focus: Making disabled accessibility more mobile; Testing wheelchair restraints; Scientific research for accessibility in inner-cities; Testing wheelchair restraints at Q’Straint’s UK Headquarters…

Passengers with reduced mobility can benefit from Internet protocol-based communication services

Issue 6 2016  •  30 November 2016  •  Lars Schnieder & Anna-Maria Ademeit, German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Transportation System

Public transportation and reliable mobility is of utmost importance in our society – both in urban and rural areas. During planning and the realisation of public transportation services every user group and their specific requirements must be carefully considered. Public transport operators are committed to ensuring a barrier-free public transportation service. Due to the high complexity of public transportation systems and legacy systems this barrier-freeness is still not fully realised. In this article Lars Schnieder and Anna-Maria Ademeit from the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Transportation Systems, outline an individual travel assistance application based on Internet protoco-based communication services, which are available for all passengers on their smartphones.