Friday, October 28, 2005

'Driverless cars' may become reality

'Driverless cars' may become reality

Las Vegas/Wolfsburg, Oct 27: Auto researchers are working on the next generation of driving assistance systems that will in theory make it possible to navigate a car to its destination without a driver at the wheel.

What is already technically feasible was revealed recently in the 220-km Grand Challenger desert race for autonomous cars in the US Mojave Desert. A computer-controlled Volkswagen Touareg won the race after six hours and 54 minutes.

The computer-controlled car, dubbed "Stanley", found its way without a problem through tunnels, dry riverbeds and a rugged mountain pass.

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