Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blind Driver Challenge at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is one of the best engineering schools in the country. While I am not an engineering student, I count myself among the lucky number who is fortunate enough to call some of these incredible students my closest friends. This video is about the Blind Driver Challenge, the design project which these students have been working on. BDC has introduced a new world of possibilities for the independence of blind people in the world, and as such, BDC has begun to receive a lot of national attention, including ABC, Fox, Wired, USA Today, and Popular Science. I know that this isn't my usual blogging subject, but I just wanted to let you guys know what incredible work is being done at Virginia Tech, where these, and other students, continually strive to Invent the Future.

You should definitely watch this video, which explains more about what BDC is working on and hopes to achieve.

The man in the passenger side at the beginning of the video, in the grey tie? That's one of my best friends, Greg Jannaman, who led the team this school year. At 1:37 in the driver's seat, testing out the vehicle, is Kim Wenger, another of my friends, who will continue on with the team during her senior year at Tech. How freaking cool are my friends?

1 comment:

Peace, Love, and Pearls said... you guys can't make fun of me...blind people CAN drive!!