[nabs-l] Cars for the Blind

Kirt Manwaring kirt.crazydude at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 20:14:49 UTC 2010

I think the race for independence is a great idea.  Will it end up
producing a car we can actually drive- who can say?  But I see nothing
wrong with trying.  I confess to being, even after convention, a bit
skeptical of a car that I could drive.  It sounds great on paper- but
that's a whole heck of a lot of technology to depend on.  (you're
talking cameras, laser sensors, and the interface to efficiently show
a blind driver everything a sighted person's brain unconsciously
processes in a matter of miliseconds)  I'm no expert, and I certainly
hope future developments prove me wrong, but I just don't see how it's
going to work.  Does anyone have any information, other than what we
heard at onvention, about the specific technologies that could be
involved?  I'd be very interested.  Thanks and I appologize for the
rambling post.

On 8/3/10, Joe Orozco <jsorozco at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Something Antonio mentioned in his last post got me thinking about
> something.  Antonio said:
> "Let's support work to develop useful, cheaper, and better technologies and
> fully investigate something before becoming spoke persons for unviable
> solutions.
> I guess this is my sentiment as it relates to this whole project devoted to
> cars for the blind.  If the topic's already been discussed, I totally missed
> it, but what do people generally think about it?
> Joe
> "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves,
> some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."--Sam Ewing
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