October 16, 2010
Need a lift? Phone your car
Following last week's news of Google's driverless car, Stuff reports on another self-driving car technology - an autonomous vehicle named "MadeInGermany" (MIG), which passengers can even call for a lift.
Computer scientist Raul Rojas and his team at Berlin's Free University (FU) have developed the experimental car which they hope will revolutionize the future of driving.
Passengers can phone their MIG using an iPad or smartphone and the Global Positioning System integrated into these devices reveals the caller's location to the car, which then works out the best route and tells the passenger how long it will take it to get there.
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