Roborace completes its first autonomous hillclimb run during Goodwood test session

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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.

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