A French autonomous car
January 13, 2012
French researchers have developed a self-driving vehicle, IEEE Spectrum Automaton reports.
IFSTTAR, a French R&D organization, and the Embedded Electronic Systems Research Institute at ESIGELEC, an engineering school in Rouen, are developing autonomous vehicle technologies to help test automotive safety systems.
The researchers modified a Renault Grand Espace by adding a “robot driver” to control the exact trajectory, speed, and behavior of the vehicle and compare the performance of different safety systems.