How does it feel to ride in a driverless car?
The unique simulator at the University of Warwick is designed to mimic the ‘vehicle autonomy’ of the future. Driverless cars are close to becoming a reality on Britain’s roads – and should make them much safer. For Tim Dowling, not having his stomach constantly lurch would be a start …
It’s my first time in Coventry, and I’m lost. Negotiating my way around its notorious ring road, I find myself entirely reliant on the instructions issued by my passenger, Dr Stewart Birrell, assistant professor of experiential engineering at the University of Warwick.
“Stay in the middle lane here,” he says, “and go straight over the lights.”
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Source: Guardian Transport