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QUADRIPLEGIC, HE WILL DRIVE A CHEVROLET CORVETTE ON THE ROAD

Nevada allows a Chevrolet Corvette semiautonomous on public roads … The old IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt will soon become the first American quadriplegic to circulate on public roads. And not on board any car since it will be a Chevrolet Corvette controlled by the movements of his head.

Became a quadriplegic after an accident IndyCar in 2000, Sam Schmidt has already been able to find the path of the circuit in the past. Since 2014, he has indeed rolled on paths of Long Beach, Indianapolis but also on the climb of Pikes Peak in laps of honor. A feat made possible by Arrow Electronics company to whom one owes the changes to the Chevrolet Corvette of Sam Schmidt. Now the American sports changed course following the head movements of the driver, detected through a battery of cameras in the passenger compartment, But most surprising is the management of the look: to accelerate, Sam Schmidt must indeed blow into a tube placed in his helmet while to brake, he must inspire in the same tube. This system has just been approved for public roads by the State of Nevada, that very involved is known in the development of autonomous car. the Corvette of Sam Schmidt will also regarded as a semi-autonomous car, that can be understood in light of all driving assistance it receives.

Sam Schmidt TETRAPLEGIC   DRIVE  CHEVROLET CORVETTE