07/02/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington – Scientists are reportedly working to create a car designed to allow people who are blind to drive independently. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech are planning to introduce a prototype of the vehicle next year.
As noted in the report, “nonvisual interfaces” is the technology integrated into the automobile, which utilizes sensors to aid a blind driver in navigation based on information provided about their surroundings.
Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, is quoted by the AP as stating, “We’re exploring areas that have previously been regarded as unexplorable… We’re moving away from the theory that blindness ends the capacity of human beings to make contributions to society.”
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