Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:30 AM- Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:45 AM
In this presentation, we'll review the process that we've used to develop accessibility features for our fully autonomous Waymo One ride hailing service, and discuss the benefits that they bring to all of our users.
About the presenter:
Kevin Malta, Product Manager for In-Car Experience - Waymo
Kevin is a Product Manager at Waymo focused on Rider Experience and the Waymo One Rider App. Through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inclusive Design Challenge, Kevin is leading a team to build tools to help riders achieve independence through access to Waymo technology. The Challenge seeks solutions to improve passenger vehicle accessibility, encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations, incentivize development of new designs and technologies, and tap into the creativity and knowledge of the disability community, researchers, advocates, and entrepreneurs.
Before Waymo, Kevin was a full-stack Software Engineer (responsible for the front and back-end of websites) at Google working on telephony voice-assistants for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). He also worked on infrastructure and applications at Google Brain, and crowd-sourced motion maps in Android. Kevin holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Science, all from University of California Santa Barbara.