Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,
Um..ok.Both vehicles are equipped with:
- A laser light detection and ranging system that scans for other vehicles and road obstacles.
- A pair of cameras mounted on the windshield to track the driver’s position in relation to the road, lights and stop signs.
- A GPS system.
- A measurement device that monitored the car’s speed and direction in case of GPS failure.
The various sensing technologies are combined to create a computerized model of the vehicle’s surroundings. But for the Blind Driver Challenge, the team added nonvisual interfacing technologies that can quickly and seamlessly relay all that information so that the driver can react and make on-the-fly decisions.
- SpeedStrip, a system of cushioned, vibrating motors aligned down the back and legs of the driver to signal how much the driver needs to accelerate or slow down.
- DriveGrip, wired up gloves that tells the driver whether to turn left or right and also how sharp the turn needs to be. This is communicated by sending vibrating pulses to the driver’s knuckles in a specific pattern.
- The research team is also working on an interface they’re calling AirPix. The iPad-shaped device is comprised of tiny holes that blow various patterns of compressed air to illustrate road conditions. The driver places his hands over the device to decipher what the picture looks like.
If the car knows "how much the driver needs to accelerate or slow down" and "whether to turn left or right and also how sharp the turn needs to be", then why not just let the computer drive? It sounds like the human is there just to make basic decisions and to act as an inefficient method of transmitting instructions from the computer to the vehicle's controls for the sake of "enabling the handicapped" or something.
You don't need all that stuff, just move to Florida! Our senior citizens usually drive for years after they would be considered legally blind. That's just another day at the office here.
That sounds like a ton of trouble there.
There has to be restrictions on a person driving..if they are considered legally blind!1
The blind driving?
This is a joke, right!
Whats next, allowing our dogs to drive? lol
The auto insurance lobbies would never allow such a goofy idea.