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Self-Driving Cars Would Give Amazing Autonomy to the Blind



Self-driving car YouTube video mentioned in the article quoted below.



(p. 1A) In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online.

The piece, produced by Google, captured the potential of autonomous-car technology to change the lives of the visually impaired.

"It was my first time behind the steering wheel in seven years and was absolutely amazing," Mahan said.

Self-driving-car advocates say that in addition to helping the disabled, the vehicles will allow people to do other tasks while driving and make roadways safer by removing human error.



For the full story, see:

JASON DEAREN for the Associated Press. "Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind, but Are Automakers Onboard Yet?" Omaha World-Herald (Monday, Apr. 16, 2018): 8A.







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