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Making a car for blind drivers

Last time we discussed about the mobility for blindness.

Today I found a TED video about making a car for blind drivers.

Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It’s not a “self-driving” car, he’s careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route  and drive independently.


  1. 02/04/2013 at 09:22

    To me it is the same idea but from a different perspective like the post about the ‘self driving car’ that Wim posted some time ago.

  2. 02/04/2013 at 17:40

    I think it is a great idea but I dont think people (including me) are ready to see blind people drive. I’m not sure I would rely on a blind driver.
    I think it is better to invest in driverless cars.

  3. michaeltijskens
    02/04/2013 at 19:38

    I think this is a great idea, but there a so many variables when driving on the road.. So am wouldn’t rely on a blind driver either.

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