WVU-P students customize electric cars for children with mobility issues

PARKERSBURG, WV (WTAP)-- A national program, known locally as "Go, Baby, Go" generated its third wave of electric cars for children with mobility issues in the mid-Ohio Valley.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Wood County Tech students helped to fabricate and customize four cars for three local families.

The students designed joystick controllers for maneuverability, throttle control and obstacle avoidance.

Some the challenges involved complete rewiring, computer coding and personal adaptations for each child.

This is the third year Wood County Technical and Caperton Center students have participated in the national program.

One car is being kept at the school to assist other students and to serve as an example in the future.

The electric cars were unveiled and presented Monday night at a reception.

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