The men and women for a love of fast cars will always find a way to get behind the wheel, no matter the situation. That is the case for Sam Schmidt, a racing driver who was paralyzed 15-years ago.
Schmidt had a C7 Corvette Stingray outfitted with semi-autonomous technology in order for him to still enjoy his love of cars and driving fast, and Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper, tried it out himself for a very unique experience, according to The Denver Post.
“This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done,” Hickenlooper said. “It’s almost like it was reading my mind.”
The C7 Corvette Stingray is part of the Arrow Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project, and the developers have created a very ingenious system.
Acceleration and braking are controlled by sucking or blowing into a tube attached to a Freescale pressure sensor, while a cap fitted with sensors connects to in-car cameras to detect head tilts to control steering. Freaky.
The test drive comes before the Colorado Transportation Matters Summit, where a focus on roadway system improvements will be discussed.