Just when you thought that Google’s driver-less car is simply too good to be true, here comes more news on other driver-less options. A team from Germany’s Freie University has built a new functionality for the Volkswagen Passat that will help the car drive all by itself with the help of a whole bunch of laser scanners, cameras, GPS, radars and of course the iPad.
Robots can do some really weird stuff, but only a few intelligent ones can do something sensible. Meet HRP-4C from Japan, the humanoid that can sing, for real. “In this year’s demo, the robot utilized a system for singing using a human singer as a model. This enables it to sing with a more natural voice and expression.”
Lexus has been a pioneering automobile company for a long time. But this time the company made something different. Instead of an automobile, Lexus has built the world’s most advanced driving simulator in Higashifuji, Japan, to test driver behavior under different traffic conditions as well during distractions like texting, talking, being sleep deprived etc.