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Monday, May 21, 2007

VW Golf GTI 53+1: See the autonomous GTI in action!

Great video here of the VW Golf GTI 53+1, a driverless VW Golf GTI. Enjoy!
ust like flesh and blood amateur racers, the GTI 53+1 needs to slowly "walk" the course, downloading GPS points to a computer in the trunk. It then takes a few moments to analyze the course route and devise the fastest line possible. Back between the cones, the car zips through the tight curves with amazing dexterity.

The video says the car was not developed to promote future autonomous VWs (Stanford's got that covered), but instead as a way to test the company's hardware without a human driver. Eliminating a driver insures every test will be performed exactly as the one before and give consistent results each time.

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Source: Autoblog


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