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Torc Robotics Offering Random CES Attendees Autonomous Rides on the Las Vegas Strip

Torc Robotics Offering Random CES Attendees Autonomous Rides on the Las Vegas Strip

Torc is providing a first-hand look at its self-driving platform, Asimov, to random Consumer Electronics Show attendees this week, using the Las Vegas strip as its backdrop. “The public will get to experience self-driving rides through the Las Vegas strip, freeways, and streets of Las Vegas,” said Torc CEO Michael Fleming. “Torc’s Asimov fleet autonomously handles complex intersections, traffic lights, high-speed merges, and unpredictable pedestrians. Then there is the all-too-common Las Vegas tourist slowing unexpectedly to catch a special view.” All public rides will be manned by a safety driver. Virginia-based Torc Robotics was founded in 2007 by a group of Virginia Tech engineers. Its early claim to fame was top three finishes at the AUVSI Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and the DARPA Urban Challenge, two automotive driving competitions. Today, the brand applies...

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