In Reply to: Couldn't resist, how does your blind friend drive? posted by Peter UK on March 31, 1999 at 03:59:56:
: : I use GAL 5, and don't notice it operating, while a friend of mine always notices the volume changes (Note: he's blind, so may well have much more acute hearing).
He's got a very impressive spatial ability - he's fitted an airconditioner to his wife's car, and blithely incorporates modifications such as "Watch out - there's a chair near the cupboard" into his mental model of the world.
I'd guess that under controlled circumstances (racetrack?), and given lots of feedback, he'd navigate surprisingly well...
BTW, he spent a *lot* of time running his hands all over my Z3, and said the shape felt very sexy :-)