Like a Roomba that you Ride In

Ever wonder why there is brail text on drive-up ATMs? Well maybe the makers of ATMs accepted the inevitable future and understand that one day our society will invent autonomous transportation for the world’s blind. Nah, it was probably cheaper to produce one kind of ATM. But at least Eric Leong is thinking about helping the blind. He has designed a concept that takes all the guess work out of navigating to your destination. Simply hail the Johnny Cab IRIS – AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORT via text message and text in your destination. Through the miracle of GPS and other soon to be invented technologies, this concept might one day not only help the blind, it may also help transport those with low-incomes. Don’t question the aesthetics, remember, it’s for the blind. It probably feels beautiful.

Designer: Eric Leong

"Iris" Transportation for the Blind by Eric Leong

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  • mif991 says:

    I like it, even though it looks like a mini-vacuum cleaner was your inspiration. Transportation for the blind concept seems sensible; let them use the roads while the rest of us use flying pods.

  • Hollis Ervin says:

    So blind people only travel alone? And can’t make use of a regular car equipped with this self-driving futuretech? And when a sighted drunk person slams into one of these things and pins the single door (which works how?) shut, how does emergency personnel quickly extricate them from this? And finally, “An integrated trunk compartment has been designed to facilitate usage and reduce passenger safety” probably was supposed to mean something else.

    Lovely rendering and sketching, though. Shame about the lack of thinking at all involved.

  • Gustavo says:

    when that kind of tecnology will be able, blind ones will already see things with some device.

  • roller_derby says:

    this vehicle has too many “blind” spots!

  • Chubby Roller says:

    How do the blind work the phone to send texts..?

  • Chubby Roller says:

    How do the blind work the phone to send texts..?

  • anne says:

    werid do u poo on it ?????????????????????????????????

  • anne says:

    werid do u poo on it ?????????????????????????????????

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