The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive
A specially modified car is allowing an ex-racing driver, who became quadriplegic after a car accident, to drive on public roads in the US.
The 2016 Corvette Z06 was adapted by Arrow Electronics using repurposed off-the-shelf technology to allow Sam Schmidt to control the car.
He is the first American to be given a special licence to drive a semi-autonomous car on public roads.
Mr Schmidt still requires a co-driver with him at all times, but the semi-autonomous vehicle allows him to take an active role in driving.
BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly reports.
You can see more on a special edition of BBC Click focusing on assistive tech to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016 on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News and BBC One.
03 Dec 2016