The mechanics of the driverless car

Inspiration

We’ve been hearing about the driverless car for sometime now. And now development is heading to production.

The potential:

  • lane-keeping systems (which follow road markings and sound a warning and correct the steering if a vehicle starts to drift out of its lane),

  • adaptive cruise control (which maintains a constant distance from the vehicle in front, rather than a constant speed),

  • auto-parking systems (which can reverse a car into a parking space),

  • emergency braking (which slams on the brakes if an obstacle, another vehicle or a pedestrian is detected in front of the car) and

  • satellite-navigation systems

That’s a lot of potential. There’s a lot more to this story as written here.

MMA

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