Ga. Tech students create driving system for paraplegics

(Source: Ga. Tech Savannah)
(Source: Ga. Tech Savannah)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Students at Georgia Tech Savannah created a system aimed at giving paraplegics more driving options.

As part of the students' Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Capstone Project, students created the Paraplegic Assisted Driving System. PADS can be installed in any automatic vehicle and gives drivers who lack control of their lower extremities the ability to drive.

Object recognition software allows for autonomous controlling of the accelerator and brakes so the driver is solely responsible for steering the vehicle, according to Georgia Tech Savannah.

The presentation of the system takes place at 2 p.m. Thursday and the demonstration is at 3 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus.

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