SAM Car Helps Smithsonian Honor Americans With Disabilities

SAM Car Helps Smithsonian Honor Americans With Disabilities

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.@ArrowGlobal honors #ADA's 25th anniversary by showcasing its SAM Car on Smithsonian grounds
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:15am

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Last weekend was a memorable step for Arrow and our efforts to develop technology for disabled drivers. We were invited to display the SAM Car at The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., helping mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The festival was part of the 25/40 Celebration, which is a partnership between the Smithsonian and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

SAM Car’s groundbreaking technology was viewed by more than 20,000 visitors, many who stopped to chat with on-site Arrow team members about the project, its potential and our company’s focus on guiding innovation forward into the tangible future — the world of Five Years Out.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law July 26, 1990, and prohibits discrimination based on disability. The passing of the ADA changed the lives of millions of people in the United States by ensuring that people with disabilities have equal opportunity and access to employment, transportation, public accommodation and activities of state and local governments. 

The next road-speed demo of the SAM Car by quadriplegic race driver Sam Schmidt will take place at the Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 30.