In a recent video posted by Google engineers, it was seen that a blind man ran behind the wheel of Google's self-driving car, without any hassle. The video capturing Steve Mahan, a California resident, was made in partnership with the Morgan Hill Police Department and Santa Clara Valley Blind Center in San Jose, Calif.
“We organized this as a technical experiment, but we think it's also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver”, said the company, which is proud to have made a car which, till now, has ran for over
200,000 miles on American roads with the help of computers.
The video showed that the legally blind man was sitting in the driver's seat while the car moved on, with help of radar and lasers so that there is no roadblock found in the way.
With the California and Nevada passed the legislation which could make way for autonomous car use on American roads, this video surely being seen as a ray of hope for all those who fall under the category of legally blind.
The video which was filmed in partnership with the local police department was a trial for the search giant to make sure that there are still hopes living for those who are blind to commute on their own.