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Author Topic: Car for the blind  (Read 609 times)

Offline Wizzo

Car for the blind
« on: July 06, 2010, 01:00:59 PM »
Scientists from the US as well as the National Federation of the Blind are currently working together to develop a new kind of car for the blind, and they hope to unveil at least a working prototype sometime next year.

Don't believe me? Another Wizzo wind up? Check out below.

The vehicle will be fitted with technology which enables a blind person to actually drive independently. Needless to say, there will be plenty of technology packed into such a vehicle, where among the non-visual aids include sensors indicating turns in the road via vibrating gloves. Apart from that, puffs of compressed air on the face will help alert the driver to obstacles. Of course, that is not all, since other aids will be thrown into the fray, where among them include a vibrating vest which provides feedback on speed and a steering wheel with audio cues and spoken commands which indicate the carís direction.

For those who are interested, the prototype is expected to be publicly tested by a blind driver on where else but the Daytona race track in Florida next January. Personally I can't wait to see this in action.  :good:

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