Liverpool (PRWEB UK) 29 August 2013
Although numerous car manufacturers have been trialling fully autonomous vehicles in the USA, scientists in Germany are taking a different path.
Rather than focus on fully autonomous cars, researchers at the Technische Universität München Institute of Automotive Technology have been trialling remote control cars, saying that full-size versions could be on the road within the next ten years.
A spokesperson for the scientists commented: “There is demand for remote control cars. Uses could be found in car sharing through to parking services, delivering vehicles to customers or even sending electric vehicles to their nearest charging point.”
During the scientists’ current tests, engineers equipped an electric car, dubbed Visio.M, with six video cameras, which are controlled via a central control panel. Images from the video cameras were then fed into a computer and sent to the driver via a wireless connection.
The remote station used is very similar to a racing simulator that you would see in arcades around the country and using the technology is like playing a video game but with a full-size car and on real roads.
Numerous legal hurdles still need to be overcome but it seems that we could see full-size remote control cars on our roads in the coming years.
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