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Mac OS X POWERED Autonomous Car

Xlr8YourMac pointed out this cool Fully Autonomous VW Toureg that is powered by the 3 Mac Mini's pictured above.

"how can a car drive itself?
computers inside the car control electronic pistons and belts to control the steering wheel, brake and gas pedals, and gear shifter.

how does it know where to go?
the car follows a series of GPS waypoints that define the course boundary and periodic check points.

how can it "see" the road or avoid obstacles?
various video cameras, radars, sonars, and lasers are used to estimate what the terrain is like and what obstacles may be in between."

-CGP fo Life-


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