24 Jun '11, 9am

Volkswagen brings self-driving cars a step closer: Volkswagen has revealed a temporary auto pilot system which c...

Volkswagen brings self-driving cars a step closer: Volkswagen has revealed a temporary auto pilot system which c...

Volkswagen has revealed a temporary auto pilot system which could bring us a step closer to self-driving cars. At the final presentation of EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport) Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research presented the new system which can drive a car semi-automatically up to a speed of 130 kilometres. It is the next step between today’s assistance systems such as Lane-Keeping and the vision of fully automatic driving. Self-driving cars would help cut accidents, reduce congestion and ensure the smooth flow of traffic even at peak times and reduce fuel consumption by cutting out human driver error and variable driving styles. “Above all, what we have achieved today is an important milestone on the path towards accident-free car driving,” emphasises Leohold at the presentation in Swedish c...

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