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Artificial intelligence research is helping the disabled use public transportation

By David Louie

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Maneuvering the tunnels, stairs and multiple train tracks at San Jose’s Diridon Station is challenging for most people. Make one wrong move, and you could be at a platform for a northbound Caltrain instead of a southbound VTA light rail train.

It can be even more difficult for those with vision, hearing or other issues, especially as the population grows older. So, three partners are working on a high-tech project to deploy artificial intelligence to make taking public transit easier.

“If you are even 10 meters away, the bus driver might simply don’t recognize that you are wanting to take the bus and run by without stopping,” said Roberto Manduchi, a US Santa Cruz computer engineer. Read more of the original article.

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