Seeing is believing

Ford created a device that lets blind and visually impaired people feel the view from a car passenger seat by transforming car windows into a haptic display.

“The Feel The View appliance takes a picture of the view from the window and converts the image into greyscale. Every shade of grey is then translated into a vibration on the car window, which allows visually impaired passengers to experience contours of the landscape by feeling the window.”

It also comes with a voice assistant connected to the car audio system that explains the view to the passenger.

Why it’s hot: It’s machine vision’s (algorithms that can analyse and understand images and videos) time to shine.