In Brief

Researchers have created a vehicle that can be driven by the visually impaired.

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.

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