China’s Driverless Car Doesn’t Need GPS

If the facts are corrected, then China is now officially competing against Google in designing and producing driverless cars.  Without using GPS, China’s driverless car navigated China’s expressway which links Changsha and Wuhan successfully.  It’s not clear just yet, but it seems that China’s driverless car relies on artificial intelligence since the computer brains in the trunk of China’s driverless car decides everything.  It was smart enough to avoid obstacles and other cars by using its sensors and lasers.

According to China Daily, China’s driverless car was tested in difficult conditions such as fog and thundershower and unclear lane markings.  The test shown that China’s driverless car overtook human drivers 67 times and was able to cope with humans’ driving behaviors such as abrupt lane changes.  Perhaps, adding GPS capability to China’s driverless car will make it one of the first driverless cars to be smart and safe at the same time?

Source:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-08/03/content_13037633.htm

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