a car for blind

Build a car that blind individuals can drive? that could navigate a curved course defined by a single lane of traffic cones; regulate speed within a predefined limit; and stop in time to avoid a collision. What do you say? National Federation of the Blind, challenged everyone to get involved in this idea and finally guys at Virginia Tech developed it. they employed other senses of blind - hearing and touch. The degree of vibration conveyed thru the worn vest by the blind, shows the blind how much brake is needed. Steering column "clicks" every 5 degrees turning and the driver verbally commands how many clicks needed. Again laser maps the path and tactile map helps blind on the way. This car is on progress.

VIA [MachineDesign]

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