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Last week a special license was issued to paralyzed Sam Schmidt racecar driver in the state of Nevada to drive a specially made self-control vehicle. This vehicle is loaded with high-tech sensors and other equipment that he could operate it with head movements, voice commands, and breathing techniques.

Last week a special license was issued to paralyzed Sam Schmidt racecar driver in the state of Nevada to drive a specially made self-control vehicle. This vehicle is loaded with high-tech sensors and other equipment that he could operate it with head movements, voice commands, and breathing techniques.
 
This license permits him to operate the Arrow Sam car in regular street traffic.


  
 
Arrow ASM car is a beginning of incredible development, which will grow and increase rapidly.   This vehicle is a modified version of the Corvette Z06 developed by Arrow Electronic.   It is an exciting breakthrough that enables the driver to move around provides a level of independence.
 
According Technewsworld, Arrow is collaborating on the SAM car project with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Schmidt’s Conquer Paralysis Now foundation.
 

 
 
The modifies 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray car allows operation by a trended limp paralyzed driver. Schmidt, who was paralyzed in a car race, can control the operation of this car by steering, brakes, and other functions of the car with a bit of head movement.  
Schmidt’s special helmet is equipped with sensors that connect to the dash-mounted Infrared cameras. He controls the speed and braking by breathing into a sip-and puff device.  He is practicing to control by verbal commands. During a demonstration at the Indy 500 Schmidt drove the car at 152mph.   According to Nevada officials his license has heavy restriction.



“This is not something at this time that anyone with a disability could simply elect to be a part of “ Said Alexandra Smith, Spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.      She continued and told TechNewsWorld “the technology is still in development and being closely monitored”.
 
The autonomous vehicle is not allowed to drive in snow or ice. Also, the vehicle can only be used on highways that the state has officially assigned for autonomous driving.
 
Nevada is one of the supportive states in the U.S. for testing autonomous vehicle technology.  The Daimler Chrysler is another automaker that is licensed to use the technology in Nevada, where commercial trucks being tested, confirmed by Smith.
 
The U.S Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced new guidelines for the autonomous vehicle industry. These give uniformity and systematic through out the country with intent on safety and to regulate management concept for the industry.
 
While this was taking place, Uber launched an autonomous vehicle test program in Pittsburgh. Ford Fusion vehicles will give a chance for officials to experience ride sharing with self-driving cars in real world conditions including different weather and road conditions.
 
Uber has no record of the incident. But there was a rumor or report that an autonomous vehicle went the wrong way down a one-way street near the university of Pittsburgh. Spokesperson Chelsea Kohler told, TechNewsWorld, it is not clear that at the time, whether the car in question was in self-driving mode or the reported wrong-way, driving was a human error.
 
You can see the video here.

 




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