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(Video) A Car For The Blind

(Video) A Car For The Blind
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Researchers have created a vehicle that can be driven by the visually impaired.

by Naresh Kumar
  • 18 august 2010

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the National Federation of the Blind have developed a car that can be driven by visually impaired people. The car contains an array of sensors including vibrating gloves to tell them when to speed up or slow down, a non-visual interface that emits compressed air through a tablet to create a map of the driver’s surroundings and a talking steering wheel, all helping the blind navigate the road. The car is based on a Ford Escape and will debut at the Daytona International Speedway next year.

Here’s video footage of the car’s test runs:



Virginia Tech

National Federation of the Blind

[via co.design]

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