Technology Have Made It Easier For Disabled People to Travel
- February 24, 2020
- William Lewis
Technology is a wonderful thing. Although it is often credited with helping businesses improve, it has also helped save millions of lives. In particular, it has helped people with disabilities, especially when it comes to driving.
The automotive industry has come a long way and the technology found in today’s moving vehicles is astounding. So, what has changed and what kind of technology is helping disabled drivers regain their independence and hang on to their freedom?
Classifieds with disabilities
Disabled drivers have a lot of cars to choose from these days. Even many companies offer tailor-made vehicles to fit individual drivers. Allied Mobility, for example, is known as one of the UK’s leading companies for car offerings designed around every customer. The floor of the vehicle can be lowered to provide more headroom and all modifications are thoroughly inspected.
Some of the technological advancements offered to drivers with disabilities include rapid adaptation to the feet, hand control, and the entire car safety system. Rolling wheelchairs, steering balls and automatic transmission to assist with one-handed acceleration are all other technological advancements that have helped people with disabilities.
Interesting developments to watch
Although technological advancements have already yielded great benefits for disabled drivers, there are still many exciting developments still to come. Driver-equipped cars and cars are just two of the latest inventions for the blind, with a future release in the near future.
Dennis Hong, a skilled engineer, has developed a car that can drive the blind. Its approach is to install multiple computer systems, cameras, and sensors, which can detect the surrounding environment and use vibrations or sounds to alert the driver. This type of technology is excellent and will prove to be revolutionary for the blind.
Driver-equipped cars are also set to make it easier for drivers with disabilities, to help those who cannot currently drive traditional vehicles due to mental or physical disabilities. They have already been tested and are now in the development stage.
Overall, it is easy to maintain the independence of drivers with disabilities these days. As technology improves, it is only going to improve for people with mental or physical disabilities. Regardless of the type of driver the driver suffers, the car can always be replaced by a variety of technologies to accommodate their needs.