A while back, Google released a video demonstrating its self-driving vehicle, but now it looks like Google wants to show the rest of the world just how safe such a vehicle could be by releasing a new video, this time putting Steve Mahan, a legally blind man, behind the wheel and stopping at Taco Bell for a burrito.
“95% of my vision is gone. I’m well past legally blind,” says Mahan in the video. “You lose your timing in life. Everything takes you much longer. There are some places that you cannot go. There are some things that you cannot do. Where this would change my life is to give me the independence and the flexibility to go to the places I both want to go and need to go when I need to do those things.”
As you might have surmised, Steve Mahan made it to Taco Bell with no problems and got himself a burrito in the process. While we might not be seeing car manufacturers jumping at the opportunity to start producing self-driving vehicles just yet, it’s nice to know just how far we’ve come in terms of feasibility.