Self-driving cars move a speedy lap forward

09/3/2013 | ASME.org

A 120-mph circuit of California's Thunderhill Raceway, a climb of Colorado's Pikes Peak and trials on Utah's legendary Salt Flats have all been executed by an Audi TTS with no driver. These feats, achieved by a system from Stanford University's Dynamic Design Lab, will help researchers boost the performance of self-driving cars, according to this article. Researchers are also tapping the brain waves of race drivers whose abilities still exceed anything engineers have achieved and could contribute to future auto safety systems.

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