New Technology Lets the Blind Drive

Car for the Blind
Car for the Blind
Car for the Blind

A tactile imaging system was installed in a Ford Focus, allowing the legally blind Mark Riccobono, to drive for the first time. The Blind Driver Challenge was created to develop technology that would convey real-time information on road conditions to the driver. Riccobono showed off the technology by successfully navigating around the Daytona International Speedway.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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