Quadriplegic driver makes Goodwood Festival racing debut

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Former IndyCar operator Sam Schmidt was paralysed from the shoulders down successful a racing mishap successful 2000.

Now, 21 years later, helium is making his debut astatine Goodwood Festival of Speed successful a semi-autonomous car that is controlled with caput movements for turns and "sip-and-puff" power for acceleration.

Mr Schmidt founded and co-owns the Arrow McClaren SP, which has won 12 IndyCar races.

In 2013, helium partnered with a squad of engineers astatine Arrow Electronics with the extremity of getting him to thrust a racing car again.

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