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Robots Are Test Driving Your Next Car

Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:01 am

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/ne ... s-15591057" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
At Ford’s Michigan Proving Grounds in rural Romeo, Michigan, a quiet revolution in vehicle testing is beginning. Engineers working at the 4,000-acre facility, in collaboration with supplier Autonomous Solutions, have developed a one-of-a-kind system that puts a robot in the driver’s seats of preproduction cars for punishing durability testing....
There seem to be many other stories on this in the press. http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/17/ford ... ity-video/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has a video and their press release.

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Re: Robots Are Test Driving Your Next Car

Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:20 am

cwerdna wrote:There seem to be many other stories on this in the press. http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/17/ford ... ity-video/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has a video and their press release.
Thanks for that! Here is Ford's video from the Engaget article:




And here is another one from TED 2011, which I found quite impressive:




And finally a research study related to the i3 with lots of autobahn driving (pardon the German):


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Re: Robots Are Test Driving Your Next Car

Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:10 am

Thanks for the Google self-driving Prius TED video. I hadn't seen that particular one.

was one of several we found and posted at http://priuschat.com/threads/googles-se ... ide.90792/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; from the same conference. Unfortunately, the 1st video in that post is busted/missing due to Priuschat's software change.

Since we're going kinda OT, was Google's PR video they released last year.

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