Currently scientists are developing a scooter that can run alone with the autonomous tech. Yes, by using the same technology with autonomous cars that exist today. However, the use of autonomous scooter is still limited to certain places, such as at the apartments or golf area and not in the street with the complex traffic flows.
The latest trials show an algorithm that made by the experts were able to create a scooter running in the yard of the apartment. These vehicles can help the mobility on the apartment complex as from the lobby to the parking lot and so on.
|The first autonomous scooter while on test. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgYWz)|
Its design including software of the autonomous scooter is a result of the research colaboration between the experts of University of Singapore (NUS) with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).
Algorithms on the scooters allow these small vehicles to respond quickly to the changes that occur in the environment, including the road signs. Even if there are people who crossed the road suddenly and the systems on scooter are able to respond quickly. In addition, this scooter can also read the position of the car through a map of the building.
Meanwhile, Daniela Rus, an MIT professor said, if any autonomous vehicle uses the same algorithm then this could be an advantage. Because the system on each vehicle shall apply equally, including the cars.
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