Watch out! Blind drivers may be coming soon

Jul 2, 2010 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.examiner.com

We've heard of hybrid and electric cars designed to make noise , so that blind pedestrians don't get run over by them, but how about a car designed for blind people to drive it? That's what Virginia Tech and the National Federation for the Blind have come up with.

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“... lazy, hazy, crazy...”

Since: Aug 08

... daze of summer ...

#2 Jul 2, 2010
ooops sorry thought this was the "Study: Pot has little effect on driving"...thread,my bad...
Glasnos

Fabens, TX

#4 Jul 2, 2010
Cars with white canes have the right of way ... including sidewalks.
blong

United States

#5 Jul 2, 2010
This will also create a use for braille road signs..

“Barbie Doll Queen”

Since: Sep 08

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#6 Jul 2, 2010
It, it will never ever work or become reality somebody is a big dreamer!!!!//////

“My dog Ali.”

Since: Dec 06

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#7 Jul 2, 2010
Then they'll have to have talking traffic lights too?

lol

“Snow days!”

Since: Nov 08

A winter wonderland

#8 Jul 2, 2010
I'm turning my license in.
gina

Griffin, GA

#9 Jul 2, 2010
Sounds dangerous for everyone on the road. It would be great if the drivers were properly trained & the vehicle alerts, etc NEVER broke down. So how's that going to work? Stuff malfunctions all the time. So who will be at fault when a blind driver causes someone to be killed because while they were driving, the vehicle's computer freezes up & they can't receive commands from it? How will they then determine what to do?Scary stuff here.

“They named a cereal for him”

Since: Feb 08

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 Jul 2, 2010
Mr. Magoo!

Since: Feb 09

Your Backyard

#11 Jul 2, 2010
Helen Keller did it, with one hand on the wheel and one hand on the road....Classic :)
and next

Maple Ridge, Canada

#12 Jul 2, 2010
How about a piano for us deaf folks?
Glasnos

Fabens, TX

#13 Jul 2, 2010
Does this mean windshields will be optional?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#14 Jul 2, 2010
"If You Can Read This Flip My Car Back Over"
CRASH ON I-95

Hopkinsville, KY

#17 Jul 3, 2010
Hell, they'll probably be safer than beer guzzling, pot smoking, text messaging, illiterate (can't read signs anyway), map reading, GPS reading, road raging, rubber necking, kid smacking, radio surfing, nose picking, ass scratching drivers that are one the roads today...........

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