Toyota is Making An Incredible Device for the Blind | Rudy Luther Toyota

 

If you've ever kept up with Toyota even just casually, you know that they're always working on something big. The company is all about innovation -- and not just with vehicles.

Right now, they're developing a mobility device for the blind, which will make their world so much easier.

The device, currently named Project BLAID, will use cameras, speakers and vibration motors to communicate with the user. The user will use it through voice recognition and buttons.

This is in the early stages of development, but it's a priority that's very high up on Toyota's list. They said they will spend over $1 billion over the next 5 years to fund the project.

"Toyota is more than just the great cars and trucks we build," manager of Toyota Partner Robotics Doug Moore says, "We believe we have a role to play in addressing mobility challenges, including helping people with limited mobility do more. We believe this project has the potential to enrich the lives who are blind and visually impaired."

This isn't the first time Toyota has stepped out of their comfort zone to create something innovative and useful. They successfully created the Human Support Robot, which assists the elderly in living comfortably and independently. 

Project BLAID will go into beta testing soon. So while we might not see this device for a few more years, it's coming sooner than we think.

What are your thoughts on Project BLAID? We personally love it.





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