Blind man launches his car at 339km/h to set a world record
04/14/2022 08:35 GMT+7
A blind American car racer has set a new world record by driving a car at a speed of 339 km/h.
Dan Parker from Columbus, Georgia, USA has been honored by the world record organization with the achievement that few people are brave enough to do it.
|Blind man launches his car at 339km/h to set a world record|
This man had an unexpected accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury so severe that he went blind 10 years ago.
“I never imagined I would be back in the seat of a race car,” Parker said. “I just had to figure out another way to do it, actually.”
To mark the 10th anniversary of the accident, Dan Parker was determined to do something different, setting a world record achievement.
He used a custom car and sped away at 339 km/h. His car features an innovative audio guidance system, specially designed for the needs of Dan Parker.
Guinness World Records confirms Dan Parker is the fastest driver in the world. His achievement is higher than the previous record holder 17km/h.
Dan Parker uses the voice guidance system to help him steer his vehicle. The National Association of the Blind of America had the idea of the blind driver challenge to call attention to the barriers when participating in traffic that people with disabilities face, and at the same time to recognize the amazing achievements. their surprise.
|Dan Parker is delighted to receive the Guinness World Records certification|
Dan Parker shared that: “I want to prove to everyone that a blind person can still drive safely and be brave enough to control a vehicle at speeds up to more than 321 km/h. I hope that my success will inspire other visually impaired people around the world.I want to show the world the potential of modern technology like self-driving cars to help people with disabilities break down barriers in their lives. daily commute”.
Riccobono, president of the National Association of the Blind, said that Dan Parker’s great achievement proves to the world his talent, his ability to drive independently is extremely good. It is also proof that the combination of technology and capabilities can help blind people safely control motor vehicles even at high speeds.
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