Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: Sam Schmidt

Paralyzed Racecar Driver Walks Again Thanks To New Technology

Paralyzed Race Car Driver Walks Again Thanks to Arrow Technology

https://youtu.be/6JePr6C9tQk Twenty-one years ago, former Indy race car driver, Sam Schmidt, hit the wall at 200 mph during practice laps and was paralyzed from the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sam Schmidt hopes foundation leaves ultimate legacy

When Sam Schmidt began to prepare his remarks for his Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, he struggled. The race car...

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...

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...

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,...