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Old 11-18-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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Self Driving GTI "the future is here"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U88UlyjM4Pc

Pretty cool to watch this thing run a cone course once the car learns it.


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Old 11-19-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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Awesome Video! Fifth Gear FTW anyday!
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great video

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Old 11-19-2006, 01:28 AM   #4
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:46 AM   #5
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Amazing.

I wonder, if this were to be of use in everyday driving,
would the car have to slowly learn every road you choose
to drive?

I guess they could just use a database of deployed sensors
positions learned by test vehicles (that would have to drive
every road to be used), new owner driven vehicles could
just use the existing database.
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interesting...I wouldn't trust it ever...even if it got better
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Amazing.

I wonder, if this were to be of use in everyday driving,
would the car have to slowly learn every road you choose
to drive?

I guess they could just use a database of deployed sensors
positions learned by test vehicles (that would have to drive
every road to be used), new owner driven vehicles could
just use the existing database.

Just link it to Mapquest! [lol]
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Wow, thats amazing. Don't know if I would trust my car driving automatically though.
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it figures most vw owners would want (and need) something like this... now like he said for testing and tuning this is a great adavantage for manufacturers
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they already have lasers in some high-end cars that have "smart cruise control" where they measure the distance of the cars in front of you and will apply brakes automaticly if you get close. they also tighten your seatbelt too if you get closer to warn you. i see in maybe 10 years they will have something that is fully automatic. lasers and sensors metering the lines in the road and the other cars and linked to a gps server with something like mapquest. all cars could be connected in such a way that would reduce driver error and cause less traffic.
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