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Audi TTS Drives itself at SEMA 2010

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by , 11-05-2010 at 02:37 PM (4279 Views)

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On-Air Personality: Sean Clark Videographer: Mike Palotas

Audi has come up with a really neat concept car that autonomously drives itself on intermediate road courses. The car has 5 antennas, 1 of which is for radio remote control, 2 for ground based GPS and 2 for satellite GPS. The ground GPS helps the car stay within mere centimeters of its path.

Currently the car uses a pre-programmed path, and it needs the ground based GPS system. But they are working on a way so that the path isn't needed and it can make its own intelligent choices.

There are 2 computers driving this thing, both core 2 duo machines. One is handling sensor data and the other is controlling the car.

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Updated 10-09-2011 at 06:04 PM by Jensen2000

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Quote Originally Posted by OldSpark View Post
Therein lies the problem - idiots will think it means okay to change lanes.
This is soo true... i've seen this system in infinitis and a lot of the time drivers get so dependent on it they forget to look. I would be willing to bet accidents actually increase with these types of systems because drivers forget how to drive.