Driverless cars within 10 years

Driverless cars within 10 years

Driverless cars could become affordable to most people within 10 years, Australian researchers said Thursday. Curtin University associate professor Ba Tuong Vo said his team has developed an “autonomous car” that can drive in a straight line and sense what is around it, Xinhua reported.

“The next step is to give it a ‘brain’ or the computer systems which can tell how to react to what is around it and also what to do when an object comes in its path,” Vo told the Australian Financial Review.

According to their study, a dozen different sensors could be installed on the average car as the “eyes and ears” and an algorithm would process the large amount of data received.

However, Vo said developing an affordable driverless car posed a challenge because it involved giving the car total control of all functions, unlike current driver-assist technology that focuses on one purpose, such as alerting the driver when the car drifts out of a lane.

Related Post

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen
views 23
Washington: The suite of space-age tools loaded on NASA's next robotic vehicle, bound for the Red Planet in 2020, will include a device for making oxy...
Flooding and mudslides kill 203 in Sri Lanka
views 16
At least 203 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands are displaced after flooding and mudslides hit large swathes of Sri Lanka. More than 1...
Air India crew sucked into jet engine and killed at Mumbai airport
views 63
A member of Air India's ground crew has been sucked in to an aircraft's engine and killed instantly. The incident happened earlier today at Mumbai Air...
Mudslides destroy homes in Peru
views 97
Mudslides in Peru have left 25 people injured and more than 100 houses destroyed. About 12km (7.4 miles) of the Pampa Hermosa district have been affec...
Paris attack mastermind committed suicide in raids?
views 50
Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected Paris attacks mastermind, may have committed suicide during pre-dawn raids on Wednesday by French p...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK