The Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem

If developed with accessibility at the forefront, autonomous vehicles (AV) offer a renewed opportunity to tackle one of the most difficult issues our society has been attempting to overcome for decades: equitable access to transportation and employment.

The infographic below explores the roles and responsibilities that different entities hold in making this vision a reality.

PEAT Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem
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Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem

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  • Policy Makers
  • Urban Planners
  • Transportation

State and Local

  • Policy Makers
  • Urban Planning
  • Transportation
  • Department of Motor Vehicles

Federal Regulatory and Policy Agencies

  • Department of Labor (ODEP, ETA)
  • Department of Transportation (NHTSA, FTA, NHA)
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service
  • The Access Board
  • National Council on Disability
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • National Science Foundation
  • Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility
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Education & Research

Accessibility Researchers

  • Trace Center
  • Access Engineering
  • Coleman Institute

Education Influencers

  • Society for Automotive Engineers
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Transportation

Engineering Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon
  • California State University Northridge
  • University of Michigan
  • Virginia Tech
  • Cornell

Think Tanks

  • Securing America’s Future Energy
  • Eno Center
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State Leaders

  • National League of Cities
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • National Conference of State Legislators

Standard Setting

  • Society for Automotive Engineers
  • World Wide Web Consortium

Disability Advocacy

  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • National Federation of the Blind


  • Auto Alliance
  • National Automobile Dealers Association
  • Auto Care Association



  • Denso
  • LG
  • Molex

Development Tools

  • Member Graphics
  • Vector
  • IAR Systems


  • Texas Instruments
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Honeywell


  • Symantec
  • Argus
  • Intel


  • Intel
  • Cadence
  • Visteon

Software/Systems Engineering

  • Apollo
  • Nvidia
  • Algolux

AV Stacks

  • Bosch
  • Cruise
  • Magna

Position Navigating

  • TomTom
  • Atlatec
  • Mapscape
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Medical Equipment

  • Drive
  • Sunrise
  • Hover


  • Intel
  • Google
  • Symantec


  • State Farm


  • Ford
  • Toyota
  • Tesla
  • GM

Transportation Network Companies

  • Uber
  • Lyft