I've been legally blind since June of 2010 and had to stop driving and working. I wasn't quite ready for this age 55. It's been difficult but just had to deal with it. There are two things I've been watching closely though--treatment for Retinal Pigment Epithelium Dystrophy (my disease of which there is no treatment or cure) and driverless cars.
Google is making great headway with their Driverless Car Project and they are now showing a prototype car they built from the ground up and it shows great promise.
Watch this video and read what they have to say in Google's Official Blog.
Video from Googles Official Blog.
This car appears to be the ticket for to get some independence back. I could go to the mall, grocery shopping or visit friends on my own.
There are many questions still to be answered from insurance issues, legal issues, etc. Virtually all auto companies are working on projects like this but I strongly believe a technology company has the best chance to get it right. They don't have any automobile "baggage" to get in the way.
100 prototypes to be on the road by 2015. Then...we'll see.
Like I said, I can't wait!
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