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First barrier-free navigation system for wheelchair users

UK: Navevo has partnered with Thales Alenia Space to develop the world’s first barrier-free navigation system, offering wheelchair users a safe and reliable way of traversing both road and pedestrian routes to reach their destination.

Navevo aims to offer the most accurate personal navigation system available with positional accuracy of less than one meter (utilising correction data from the EGNOS), enabling people with motor impairment to quickly and safely navigate while avoiding obstacles such as stairs, ramps and grassed areas. The advanced routing engine is fully customisable to allow users to select obstacles to avoid, as well allowing them to stick to well-lit streets and roads that are paved. It also includes a comprehensive library of POIs (Points Of Interest) using data from DisabledGo, a leading disability organisation that provides access guides to a wide range of venues in the UK, incorporating address and contact details alongside easy to read symbols and key access review data based on DisabledGo’s surveyor visits and assessment.

Source: Source Wire