EXPERIMENTAL VEHICLES

10.10.2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW, California:
Google wants to control your car..

A Toyota Prius equipped by Google with radar, video, motion sensors and a GPS device has driven itself at 60 miles an hour on Highway 101, one of Silicon Valley's busiest freeways.

A main technique used by the Google Engineers is known as SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping. One of the problems remaining is how to train the guidance system to follow the hand signals that a human traffic cop or crossing guard might make.




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Volkswagen Passat wagon,2006
Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles
Stanford Racing Team, 2007
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Make and model: 2006 Volkswagen Passat wagon; Engine: 4-cylinder turbo diesel injection; Transmission: Six-speed direct-shift gearbox; Engine cubic capacity: 1968cc; Fuel Consumption: City: 25.5 mpg (9.2l/100km); Highway: 42.7 mpg (5.5l/100km); Combined: 34.6 mpg (6.8l/100km); Power: 140 hp (103kW) at 4000rpm; Torque: 236 lb ft (320Nm) at 1800-2500 rpm; Top speed: 126miles/h (203km/h), Acceleration: 0-100km/h: 10.1sec

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Volkswagen Passat wagon,2006
Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles
Stanford Racing Team, 2007
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The Stanford Racing Team utilizes the Applanix POS LV 420, a system that represents the state of the art in its ability to navigate through the toughest environments accurately and reliably.More

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Volkswagen Passat wagon,2006
Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles
Stanford Racing Team, 2007
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Volkswagen Passat wagon,2006
Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles
Stanford Racing Team, 2007
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