A Car Has Driven Itself Across The Country

For your fun fact of the day, automotive company Delphi has made a self-driving car and it just completed a trip from San Francisco to New York City. According to the report, the car did 99% of the driving; a person drove when not on the highway.

The car did the trip in 9 days, crossing 15 states, and traveling 3,400 miles. This news is a new checkpoint for the advancement of technology. Taking a direct quote from the Wired report, “The news here isn’t that this was possible, but that it was so easy.” Thinking back, 11 years ago a car drove itself 7.32 miles then died and literally caught fire; then 10 years ago a car drove itself 132 miles but it took 7 hours.

Now Delphi has achieved this task and they aren’t even considered the most advanced group in the field. If we look at all others leading the self-driving car pack, Google is out in front, followed by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volvo. Not only has Delphi put themselves in that group, they have made it very apparent that self-driving technology as a commonplace is almost here.

Look for legislation about self-driving technology to heat up soon. Once all of that mess is over with, we are golden to start buying us some self-driving cars!

Below you can watch an in-depth video about the car with C-Net.


Source: Wired, C-Net

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After upgrading from an Atari 2600 to an NES on his seventh birthday, Aaron grew up on old school platformers and classic PC point and click adventure games. An IT professional by day, he freelances design, video editing, and illustration in his free time.