20 Sep '11, 12pm

Driverless Volkswagen car navigates streets of Berlin (via ST iPhone App)

Driverless Volkswagen car navigates streets of Berlin (via ST iPhone App)

The vehicle maneuvers through traffic on its own using a sophisticated combination of devices, including a computer, electronics and a precision satellite navigation system in the trunk, a camera in the front, and laser scanners on the roof and around the front and rear bumpers. -- PHOTO: AP BERLIN (AP) - It can talk, see, drive and no longer needs a human being to control it by remote. The car of the future - completely computer-controlled - is on the streets of Berlin. All summer, researchers from the city's Free University have been testing the automobile around the German capital. The vehicle maneuvers through traffic on its own using a sophisticated combination of devices, including a computer, electronics and a precision satellite navigation system in the trunk, a camera in the front, and laser scanners on the roof and around the front and rear bumpers. 'The vehicle ...

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