In the Works: Car for the Blind

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Blind people and advocates for the blind liken it to walking on the moon: The National Federation of the Blind has joined forces with Virginia Tech to create a car that could be driven by passengers who do not have the use of their sight. The car, slated at this point for a 2011 release, uses hand sensors, speaking computer directives and other forms of cutting-edge technology to aid their visibility-challenged drivers.

Mark Riccobono, executive director of the National Federation of The Blind Jernigan Institute tells us about some of the new technologies that are being developed for the car - and how they may have a lasting impact on drivers without, and with, sight.