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TechDrive

For various reasons, people who are visually impaired may feel reluctant to use ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Chris Simek and Michelle Plunkett of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute about their research into ride sharing services for the visually impaired and how the experience can be improved.


Vimeo

Ride sharing is not a new concept, but there is a relatively new service created specifically for seniors called GoGoGrandparent. This program will review ride sharing in general with an in-depth look at GoGoGrandparent which does not require use of a smartphone.


Have you heard of Uber? This week's program will tell you about the experiences of two Uber users who are blind, one in Atlanta and one in Chicago.