Thursday, January 26, 2012

Self Driving BMW (ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC)

BMW later annunched  ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC)  a semi-autonomous driving system back in August, They have recently release a new video of BMW in action with hands off.

The CDC car works on premapped highway roads, the car is intellegent enough that if it feels that it is behing a slow paced car it can look for a open lane and move to that lane. For now it can easily attain a speed upto 130 km/h (81 mph).
CDC in BMW- Self Driving Car
The CDC system can be installed in any BMW car. As Dr. Nico Kaempchen explains, "Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principal, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with centimeter accuracy." He goes on to say CDC ensures the car "adheres to all traffic laws" and sticks to the speed limit.

Though this is doubtful that if the CAR makes an illegal move on the streets like breaking a signal  or did not follow the treffic law, who should be chalaned for this conduct? Driver or the Car, or may be BMW manufecturers should be challaned.  However everyone is excited about this technology and are waiting to be shipped as an inbuilt system.

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