I must be dreaming, pinch me. I had a dream one night about 15 years ago about getting in my own car and telling it where to take me. Then the car takes me to my destination without me having another person in the car, not even having to touch the wheel or pedals.
Guess what? You may think I am crazy at first, but Google is currently working on a driverless car. Why would anyone need a driverless car and what would be some benefits?
For people who can’t drive, it gives you more freedom to go where you want without counting on anyone else to drive you.
People who are blind or with disabilities that limit them from driving, it gives them freedom and a way to live their own lives without having to count on others all the time.
This will help stop the stupid driving and accidents on the road.
It will stop you from losing your temper due to someone else’s stupidity getting upset changes you in many ways and makes your day horrible.
I don’t know about you, but because I can’t dive, right now, I spend most of my time at home. I get bored out of my mind and wish I can go somewhere. This driverless car will allow me and many others to go anywhere at any time. I can just get my keys, get in car, tell the car where I want to go and sit back while the car takes me to my destination.
The future I getting better and better for so many! Take a look at this video about the driverless car that I found on YouTube and has been on the news
This is so cool. Someone has developed a robot that is easily controlled by a person with a disability. A headset control allows even those who have limited use of their hands to control it.
The robot is remotely operated using the headset control. The user can guide the robot by viewing what it sees on screen.
A small camera can be used to explore areas that would typically inaccessible to the disabled. They can check outside without having to get up. They can investigate strange noises. They can check to make sure doors and windows are closed and or locked.
The small robot can be their mobile eyes.
One of the best features is the price. It can retail for $600. Expensive by some standards, but that is cheap for this kind of cutting edge technology.
We always talk about space age technology. Well this is truly space age technology that was not created as a result of our space program.
Technology is great and can be an asset for the disabled when used properly.
The Squeaky Wheelchair is about the disabled. About living with a disability. About parenting a child with a disability. About civil rights and advocacy for those with disabilities. About issues and events that affect the disabled.
Thomas Moon is a business person and advocate living in Ocala Florida. He is also a young man in a wheelchair.
Thomas was the recipient of the Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award in 2011. He was appointed to the Florida Developmental Disability Council in early 2013 by Governor Scott.
Howard Moon is Thomas's dad. He is an advocate. Former Florida Governor's Bush and Christ appointed him to the Florida Human Rights Council where he served for a number of years as Chairperson for the Central Florida area.
Both Thomas and Howard are active as advocates both at the local level in Ocala and Central Florida; and at the State level in Tallahassee.