Technology

This Corvette Is Controlled Entirely By A Paralyzed Guy's Brain

The Corvette driving experience of the future?

Autonomous cars are coming whether you like it or not. US state governments are preparing new legislation that’ll allow them to be on the road, and the technology will only get better over time. But this high-tech Corvette might be something of a breakthrough. It’s called the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Project and it all started with former Indy racecar driver Sam Schmidt, who’s been a quadriplegic for over 15 years. Sam’s doctors told him he’d never be able to move his arms and legs again. However, they never said anything about driving.

Enter a team of scientists and engineers from Arrow Electronics who didn’t fully agree with that diagnosis. This 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been heavily modified with state-of-the-art technology unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Not only can Schmidt drive again, but project managers claim the technology is only five years away.

Related Cars

Read Next

SEE MORE ARTICLES