Audi and Toyota / Lexus will be showing driverless cars at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show….
An Audi representative also told the Journal that it would be demonstrating similar capabilities at CES 2013, including the ability to locate a parking spot and self-park without a human behind the wheel.
Like the autonomous research cars that Google has been testing since 2009, Toyota’s prototype Lexus LS 600h sports what appears to be a roof-mounted laser used to guide the vehicle. It also features radar and camera equipment used to navigate streets without a driver behind the wheel.
Here’s a tease video — but be warned, it’s short and therefore not much of tease. More of a teasette.
Google has been working on a driverless car for a while and it’s even been licensed in Nevada. Here’s video someone shot a week ago of the driverless car on the highway….
I’ve lost eyesight due to diabetes to the point where I don’t drive, so I’m excited as heck about this. I don’t have any good reason to believe that people are safer drivers than a well-designed and tested automated driver. Bring on the future!
What do you think?