26 Jan '13, 4am

When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Ready For You?

When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Ready For You?

Toyota exhibited a Lexus LS600 at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, January 8-11, along with other car vendors that were highlighting the latest electronics and automotive technology you can buy (Fig. 1) . This Lexus was a different, though. The driver is optional, and it’s a little more tricked out than your local dealer’s LS600. Toyota showed off its self-driving Lexus LS600 research vehicle (a) at the C2013 International CES in Las Vegas. It uses a 360° laser tracking system on the roof (b). Toyota’s autonomous car looks a bit like many other driverless research vehicles, with sensors decorating its exterior. Some of them like the laser tracking system are a bit expensive but provide very precise results. The car also has forward and side radars and high-definition color cameras. On-board computing power is substantial since it handles planning as well as sensor ...

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