October 16, 2010

Need a lift? Phone your car

The MIG station wagon .jpeg 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.

quotemarksright.jpgComputer 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.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full post. Image and related article from Deutsche Welle.

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