A specially modified car is allowing an ex-racing driver, who became quadriplegic after a car accident, to drive on public roads in the US.

The 2016 Corvette Z06 was adapted by Arrow Electronics using repurposed off-the-shelf technology to allow Sam Schmidt to control the car.

He is the first American to be given a special licence to drive a semi-autonomous car on public roads.

Schmidt still requires a co-driver with him at all times, but the semi-autonomous vehicle allows him to take an active role in driving.