Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Arrow Electronics

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Races Again In A Corvette C8

The former Indycar racer loves his new car! In 2000, Indycar racer Sam Schmidt was doing a testing run at Walt Disney World Speedway when he spun out of control and crashed, severing his spinal...

Enabling a Quadriplegic to Race Cars

Arrow gave a team twelve months to create a quadriplegic-compatible racing car - it took them five CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arrow Electronics gave its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) design team a little under a year to...

New technology allows spinal cord patients to drive a NASCAR race car

It was a sunny morning Thursday at Dover International Speedway, and, with a full NASCAR slate scheduled for the weekend, it came as no surprise that the thunderous roar of a stock car rattled...

Sam Schmidt’s paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines,...

Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

https://youtu.be/YyexjfEwp4k Driving with a disability can be a huge accomplishment, whether it is an amputation or something more severe. In Sam Schmidt's case, it couldn't get more severe. In 2001 Sam was paralyzed when his...

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- They stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. “Just take it easy on me,” said...

Autonomous Vehicle Driver’s License Puts Quadriplegic Indy Racer Back on the Road

A milestone in autonomous vehicle adoption was recently reached in Nevada, when the state presented the first restricted autonomous vehicle driver’s license to Sam Schmidt. Schmidt is a former Indy racecar driver who was...

Sam Schmidt to receive nation’s first license to drive semi-autonomous car

Sam Schmidt’s first victory as an Indy Racing League driver was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999. Paralyzed from the neck down since 2000, Schmidt is in line for a different type of victory...

Watch a Driver With Quadriplegia Hit 152 MPH at the Indianapolis 500

https://youtu.be/XCm1zCkSHEo The technology has "promising humanitarian applications off the track." Sam Schmidt wasn’t one of the official drivers at yesterday’s 100th Indianapolis 500, but his speed record is still notable. Schmidt, a former IndyCar driver, has been...

Long after his accident, Sam Schmidt takes the wheel again thanks to Project SAM

Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a testing accident in 2000. Now he can drive again. In the late 90s, Sam Schmidt had a promising career as an IndyCar driver, finishing fifth in the championship in...