Nearly a year after a suffering a severe spinal cord injury, IndyCar driver Robert Wickens returned to the track – leading the high-speed parade lap at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto in a hand-controlled car modified by Arrow Electronics.
DENVER, March 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Earlier this month, Arrow Electronics engineers Grace Doepker and Maddie Eyolfson served as mentors at Girls and Science, an annual education event that inspires girls to pursue careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math).
As Sam Schmidt arrived on site, the air became charged with expectation. For two long years, he and Arrow's SAM Project team had waited with bated breath for an opportunity to drive New York City. That day had finally arrived and, with lofty expectations in store, the camera crew began recording.
Pulling up curbside in casual fashion, Schmidt welcomed NBC correspondent Harry Smith.
CENTENNIAL, Col., June 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The No Barriers organization was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person in history to conquer Mount Everest. The innovative group focuses on unleashing the potential of the human spirit to help people contribute their absolute best to the world.
Their motto is, “What’s within you is stronger that what’s in your way.”
Colorado-based global technology company Arrow Electronics showcased its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) project last month at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The Arrow SAM car was displayed near the Fritchle car company exhibit that celebrates the innovative 1914 Fritchle electric car built in Denver.
Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.
CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Semi-autonomous Motorcar, or SAM Car, that Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) built for a former racecar driver paralyzed from the neck down, was named the best car innovation of 2016 by Business Insider.
SONOMA, Calif. September 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Former IndyCar driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner Sam Schmidt drove a modified sports car on the Sonoma Grand Prix road track in a high-speed demonstration of integrated semi-autonomous technology developed by Arrow Electronics and its partners.
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.