Italy To China Road Trip In Driverless Vehicles?July 21st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of engineers in Italy has recently designed a “no driver required” vehicle. The engineers have decided to put their camera inside the car and shoot a documentary of its trip from Parma, Italy to Shanghai, China. The engineers however expect to see the limits of future automotive technology. As per reports, two bright orange vehicles will cover 8,000 miles through the streets of Moscow, Siberia, Gobi Desert and ultimately reach Shanghai at the end of October.
The leader of this interesting project, Alberto Broggi said that the engineers are trying to stress their systems and see if the vehicles could work in real environment with real weather. The project leader also said that the engineers would test the vehicles with real traffic among “crazy people” to check if these vehicles could work properly or not. The trip will have two pairs of vehicles and each with a driver laden van followed by a driver-less van. The driver-less van would come to aid if there is any emergency on the road.
The project leader Alberto Broggi asked for support from the people saying that the engineers would definitely need some help from by “humans” as it is not possible to have 100% driver-less. The leader says it to be a test and not a demonstration. However, the Governments have not yet produced any rules for the driver-less vehicles and hence the team has received prior permission from all the countries along the route to carry out their experiment. The technology is developed by Vislab at Italy’s University of Parma and the engineers are anticipating that with this technology someday driver-less vehicles would transport goods across Europe.
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