Sam Schmidt was a race car driver, living his childhood dream until a January 2000 crash ended with a severe spinal cord injury. Although he survived, raised a family and started a successful business after his injury, Sam dreamed of returning to racing. Something that most would say was impossible for a quadriplegic.
In 2013, Sam partnered with engineers from Arrow Electronics to develop a car that could be safely driven at significant speed using head movements. They called this Semi-Autonomous Motorcar, SAM. In 2014, one year after they started, Sam Schmidt drove that race car at the Indy 500 reaching speeds of more than 100 mph using only his head. Find out how they did it, at http://www.arrow.com/sam/.
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