Robot Cars – follow up video

Back in June I showed you a video of a Saab 9-5 driven by robotic controls, programmed according to GPS data and used for closed loop testing. Here’s a quick recap: A lot of vehicle testing takes place where the car is driven around a circuit by real people. There are times when this is absolutely necessary. People with experience in such things need to ‘feel’ the car as it develops. In some instances, however, the testing process can be hampered by human error because humans are ‘variable’. That is, they won’t necessarily repeat the exact same action time after […]

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Inside Saab – Robot cars

I know what you’re thinking when you read that title…. You’re thinking this might be some sort of apocalyptic horror story where we aren’t allowed to drive anymore and robots from Sweden take over the driving, plugged into some evil worldwide network that monitors traffic, your speed, where you’ve been and so on and so forth. It sounds like Big Brother moving right into your garage. Not so. The story does involve robotics and driving, though, and it’s both fun to watch and incredible to experience first hand. Klas Olsson and Carl Sandberg are engineering students from Chalmers University and […]

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