30 Dec '11, 9pm

FUTUREWATCH: Driverless Vehicles: Our dependence on automobiles has seen a massive increase in production. Cars

FUTUREWATCH: Driverless Vehicles: Our dependence on automobiles has seen a massive increase in production. Cars

We’ve come a long way in automated vehicular technology, ever since the first robotic car was built way back in 1980. Now, the future of technology looks bright enough to handle the problems we are currently facing. But, like all potential solutions, there needs to be consistent and determined planning coupled with sufficient investment. At the moment, designers are increasingly looking at personal rapid transit systems to replace existing modes of public transportation. A PRT is an automated vehicle that operates on special guide ways or tracks, picking up a certain number of passengers at designated stops. Similar to a railway, a PRT doesn’t have to contend with congestion or traffic snarls as they are assigned a specific path. Their routes are preprogrammed and the vehicle is completely automated so there is no room for human error. A major advantage to using PRT system...

Full article: http://www.solarfeeds.com/futurewatch-driverless-vehicles/

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