Roborace completes its first autonomous hillclimb run during Goodwood test session

Siemens Autonomous Ford Mustang

The future has arrived. This one in fact is a 1965 Ford Mustang.

"Roborace plays an important role in the future of mobility, challenging public perceptions and providing a platform to advance new technologies", explained Charles Gordon-Lennon, founder of the Festival of Speed.

"This makes them the ideal partner to undertake this significant feat", he added. The two needed to take all of the 1965 Mustang's components and ensure they could handle precise control from onboard computers.

If you're thinking the old pony was retrofitted with electric or hydrogen power to match modern braun with its electronic brains, think again. A switch can turn the auto from autonomous mode to fully regular operation. "Customising a 1965 Ford Mustang with autonomous technologies, we're going to attempt the famous hillclimb autonomously for the first time in Goodwood's history". This is actually one of two vehicles with autonomous tech making their debut at the festival, the other being a Roborace driverless auto.

A 1965 Ford Mustang coupe will be the first road auto to autonomously drive itself up the Goodwood Hillclimb at the United Kingdom event's Festival of Speed this week.

Moving back to the 21st century, the Mustang will be employing 3D location scanning technology from software development company Bentley Systems, which will support the GPS tech the Mustang will be relying upon to make its 1.16-mile ascent. His job is to watch the vehicle do its thing, and be ready to quickly take the controls in case the system gets choked up.

The Mustang is created to make it up the hill without driver input, but there will be someone behind the wheel to protect those pretty flanks just in case.

Related News:



Most liked

De Blasio fires back after border officials say he crossed illegally
Spokesman Eric Phillips rejected the claim that Mr de Blasio violated Mexican and United States immigration laws. The group allegedly included de Blasio and members of the New York Police Department.

Emmanuel Macron rubbishes Donald Trump's increased North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending claim
At NATO, Trump did not specify which countries had committed to what, and it remained unclear whether any had changed their plans. Trump tweets: "Why are their (sic) only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? ".

Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation
President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 signed into law the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting US citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico. The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Assad forces set to take city where war began
With critical help from Russian Federation and Iran, Assad has now recovered most of Syria. The attack resulted in deaths among the Syrian army, it said, without providing figures.

Setting out vision for future ties, May presses Brexit plans
Ireland's foreign minister has welcomed the UK's Brexit White Paper and described it as "a step towards a much softer Brexit". The government has stressed its intent to conclude a new accord with the European Union to cover manufactured goods.

Riyad Mahrez aiming to win Champions League with Manchester City
They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved because reaching the semi final is very, very hard . Last season they lost in the quarter-final and I know they have the ambition to go further the next season.

One firefighter dead after explosion in downtown Sun Prairie
WE Energies Spokeswoman Amy Jahns said workers for a private contractor struck a 4-inch natural gas main. Barr had been with the department at least 10 years, Sun Prairie Fire Chief Christopher Garrison said.

Baby found alive buried under debris in woods
In the probable cause affidavit, prosecutors said Crowley had originally said he would take the officers to the baby's location. He had a sparkle in his eye. "I just wrapped that baby up just like a father would any child in need".

Fireball seen across Midwest skies Sunday evening
Instead, it was a rather ordinary space rock burning up in that extraordinary way they do when they collide with our atmosphere. AMS defines fireball as an extremely bright meteor, as bright as Venus when it appears as the morning or evening star.

Magic Leap Will Demo in Select AT&T Stores, Ships This Year
AT&T is investing in Magic Leap, the ultra-secretive mixed reality company that has kept its upcoming product largely under wraps. The deal will likely have Magic Leap One relying on AT&T's 5G network, though the device is also expected to work over Wi-Fi.

Actress Mira Sorvino claims director gagged her with a condom aged 16
The Oscar victor claims she "lost out on certain acting opportunities in big movies" sticking to her conviction. People take advantage of that".

Scrapped drill with South Korea would have cost US$14m: Pentagon
Mr Pompeo arrived in the North Korean capital on July 6 - but his three-day visit was ignored by the North Korean dictator. South Korea's urbanisation is one reason why more than a 1000 American service members are unaccounted for, said McKeague.

Theresa May urges Tory backbenchers to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of power
But shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner told the programme "it is absolutely not our policy" to have a second referendum. Labour peer and former European Union commissioner Lord Mandelson said the party should explicitly commit to a second vote.

After Sanju, Sanjay Dutt set to release his autobiography
Along with Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Raval and Vicky Kaushal garnered praises for their spectacular performance in the film. The actor is reviving his production firm with the Hindi remake of the Telugu film, which was directed by Deva Katta.

TRUMP TAKES EUROPE: The President Says Germany 'A CAPTIVE' of Russian Federation
Asked when exactly the allies would now reach their two percent of GDP target, Trump said it would be over the coming years. He also said he thought spending of 4% on defence - similar to the US level - would be the right level.