Former IndyCar racer and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt drove a modified racecar around the track during the 2014 Indian...
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Former IndyCar racer and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt drove a modified racecar around the track during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 festivities, becoming the first person with quadriplegia to drive a racecar at high speed using integrated advanced electronics.
Arrow Electronics and its partners developed the technology that could change the automotive industry. Engineers modified the car—a 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray—with a human-to-machine interface so that Schmidt can drive it using only his head. It is known as the semi-autonomous motorcar, or SAM.
Person InjuredBeach RelatedPartial arm functionNo finger functionNo trunk controlNo leg functionUnable to WalkCaucasianUnited StatesCompleteQuadriplegicMale