Auto: Ford Allows Blind Passengers to " Feel the View"
Ford has developed a "new haptic visual language" that allows blind people to experience the view through a car window.
The Feel the View smart window captures an image of the surrounding scenery and translates it into vibrations on a tactile display that a passenger can explore through touch.
A video released by the car brand describes the technology as "allowing passengers to touch the scene and rebuild in their mind the landscape in front of them".
Feel the View came out of a brainstorming session run by Ford of Italy with local start-ups. Ford embraced the idea and financed a prototype, which was developed by creative agency GTB Roma and Aedo Project, a start-up focused on making devices for the visually impaired.