As per a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2008, 15% of elderly people who are above sixty-five or older have stopped driving vehicles, an opportunity for autonomous vehicles to be able to provide a solution and freedom. But speculations are that transportation is provided at a selected time for driving where freedom is equal to improving the quality of life of elderly people.
Another study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention states that hearing or vision impairment is a major issue in more than 60 million people where 3.5 million Americans are estimated to have autism or Down syndrome in 400,000 people.
The major obstacles to maintaining daily survival needs such as groceries, work, or if they have kids to get them to school. As per the study results for disabled employees, the employment rate is considered to be declined even after recovering from the great recession, an area where autonomous vehicle technology is considered to provide solutions to decline the unemployment growth thereby resulting in removing the transportation barriers significantly.
Source:- Autonomous vehicles