C7 Corvette Stingray Fitted with Semi-Autonomous Technology
Sam Schmidt is a racing driver that unfortunately became paralyzed 15 years ago, but his love for being behind the wheel of high-performance vehicles never diminished. Schmidt needed to find a way to enjoy cars at high speeds. He decided to have a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray be equipped with semi-autonomous technologies. As part of the Arrow Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project, developers created state-of-the-art technology that amazes Gregg Young Chevrolet in Omaha. Schmidt controls the acceleration and braking of the vehicle by blowing or sucking into a tube. The tube is attached to a Freescale pressure sensor to monitor those action. Additionally, he wears a device on his head that is equipped with sensors that links to in-car cameras to control steering by tilting his head in the appropriate direction.
Gregg Young Chevrolet
17750 Burt St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68118
Phone: (402) 671-0375