In this very interesting TED talk Dennis Hong explains not only the technology behind the car that was developed, but he touches on how these types of technologies could benefit all people e.g. when driving in bad weather conditions, and blind people in everyday life and educational settings.
The ideas put forward are not only positive in general, but it is encouraging to notice how much emphasis is placed on independence of blind people.
Here is the description from the TED page:
” Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It’s not a “self-driving” car, he’s careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route — and drive independently.”