• Oct 19, 2010
Researchers in Germany say they're now one step closer to bringing the nightmare fantasy of unmanned driving to life. A group of scientists have created a vehicle they call the MadeInGermany or MIG. Users can call up the vehicle via their smart phone or iPad and it will automatically chart the quickest and most efficient route to the user's destination sans driver. Using an array of sensors, the vehicle generates a 3D image of its surroundings, helping it to navigate around pedestrians, other vehicles and bicyclists. Should the user decide to take control of the vehicle, they can operate the controls via that same smartphone or other mobile device.

The researchers say that their system will make car sharing more feasible, thereby reducing the number of cars in cities like Berlin by as much as much as 80 percent. Call us skeptical...

[Source: Canoe]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wouldn't throw my head over the wall for this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lets just hope this doesn't come with Volvo's Auto Brake
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Keep your scanners peeled"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who is responsible for moving violations when the car is driving itself?

      (I can see the high speed chase right now. Hope they teach the car how to recover from a PIT maneuver!)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want this but only if I can say "Batmobile to me now!" if not then I refuse to encourage this technology!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That isn't a very inspiring name for a car, is it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Should the user decide to take control of the vehicle, they can operate the controls via that same smartphone or other mobile device."

      Wait. You mean you can drive the car when your not there?

      hmmm...

      *daydream lines*

      "No your honor, it was not me who tried to remotely drive the car into the bank vault with the boot (trunk) wide open"

      "Hit and run incident? But I was miles away!"

      "Dragracing!?!?"
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm seeing a dumbass car insurance agent just light up with joy just reading this article...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This vehicle type will be quite common-----in 2050
      • 4 Years Ago
      pretty sure Batman already built that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        how do you know this isn't Batman's technology ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      A car that comes when you call it? Toyota built cars that ran away. No thanks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lmfao.......................
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just can't see something like this existing anytime soon. It will be a long time before computer-driven cars are capable of co-mingling with human drivers. Making a car drive along a gps-calculated path seems fairly *simple* to me, making a car stop/go at stop signs properly and being aware of other drivers on the road is definitely the hard part.
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