The National Federation of the Blind's initiative to develop nonvisual interface technologies that will convey real-time information allowing a blind person to safely and independently drive a car. Helping the Federation realize this dream are the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and TORC Technologies.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Success at Daytona
A bit more than two hours ago Mark Riccobono made history by taking the wheel of the Blind Driver Challenge car and running the course at Daytona International Speedway. Mark said the feeling was one of the most exhilarating of his life. The director of the National Federation of the Blind’s Jernigan Institute said he appreciated more the chance to drive his family – wife and two children – around a parking lot. Paul D’angio, a doctoral at Virginia Tech, said today’s work capped 8 months of hard work, through rain, heat, snow and darkness. More to come tonight….