NASA Unveils Driverless Car
NASA is all set to unveil its own driverless car. The organization recently released a video showcasing its new robotic vehicle which is self driven. It's one of the most awaited cars with features that will blow your mind away. This self driven car can independently operate without any person seated in the driver’s seat. The car is the size of a golf cart and has the ability of traveling at the speed of 40 miles per hour. Roughly measuring about 7 feet by 5 feet, this driverless car weighs about 2,000 pounds and is strong enough to take on the roads in countries.
If this isn’t enough, one of the best features that this car comes with is the rotating wheels which rotate in for the car to drive sideways. Driverless cars have been in the making for a while now and the first fleet of self driven cars is set to hit the road as soon as 2017. There are a number of companies trying their hands at delivering some of the best self driven cars including Google. NASA's recent video however has managed to intimidate competitors with its creation. This driverless car comes with the latest rover technology that enables the car to perform better and keeps the functions versatile.
Also known as the 'Modular Robotic Vehicle' or MRV, self driven cars are making waves in the market and there are a number of people who are eagerly waiting to give these cars a try. NASA has always been well known for the wacky scientist ideas they come up with, however this time they have out done themselves. When NASA planned to unveil their driverless car, there were a number of heads that turned and appreciated the creation. Unlike most MRV's, the one NASA has created manages to move on roads smoothly and comes with a number of features including driving sideways, parking and drifting in the best possible manner.
The MRV NASA created comes packed with multiple safety systems that control the car remotely. These systems are present in the car and operate independently without the need of human hands. NASA is known for creating out-of-the-box robots and while the space agency released the first video on their driverless cars, sources state this is not the only automated vehicle one can expect from them.
NASA also announced their recent collaboration with Nissan, a Japan based automaker. The collaboration will encourage developing more automated vehicles which come with zero emissions. It is said that the first test series for these cars is expected as early as this year. IT's not confirmed whether or not MRV is a part of the collaboration yet, but one needs to wait and watch what NASA will offer in the near future.
Nissan had also showcased some of its autonomous driving technology at the 2013 CEATEC Innovation Awards where it displayed a car that manages to detect road conditions and control the performance of the car based on the road conditions. After looking at the video NASA released to unveil the driverless car and the features Nissan has already put together in the past, the collaboration seems to be a boon for the auto industry.