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#AccessibleOlli drives us forward at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 12, 2018 | Automotive, Blog, Events

Did you know that 15 percent of us live with disabilities? That jumps to 25 percent for people 50+. And by the time we’re 65, half of us will have one or more impairments. That’s why #AccessibleOlli was such a draw at this year’s CES with it’s very worthy mission: autonomous for all of us. ...read more


#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 22, 2017 | Automotive

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a ...read more


MIT & Watson: hacking assistive technology for #AccessibleOlli

Written by Bambi Grundwerg | March 7, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

It’s a frigid Saturday morning and I’m on my way to attend the Assistive Technology Hackathon at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. I knew that one of the hack challenges presented by IBM Research and IBM technology partner Local Motors was designed to address difficulties that the blind and visually impaired face on urban transportation, ...read more


From automotive to mobility, the future of IoT for the car industry

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Automotive

We joined IBM’s John Kitchingman, Vice President, Global Sales Leader for Automotive at Watson IoT’s Genius of Things event… Looking back at some of the thought leadership IBM has published over the last few years, I noticed studies that examined how the auto industry would change. From both the product and business model perspective. It’s ...read more


Wild Ducks November podcast: Meet Olli, the first self-driving cognitive vehicle, from Local Motors

Written by Jen Clark | November 23, 2016 | Blog

The Wild Ducks podcast series gives us a chance to get to know technology’s hell-raisers: restless, creative people who are using technology to change the world in a major way. In November’s Wild Ducks podcast, presenters Bernhard Warner and Jeffrey O’Brien talk to Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers about the impact of Olli, the world’s ...read more