US: The Race to Make Self-Driving Cars a Reality
Michigan Technological University and Ohio State University were among four teams recently chosen to receive federal funding for the second phase of NEXTCAR (Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles). The main focuses of this technology are autonomy, fuel efficiency, and connectivity. The NEXTCAR program started nearly five years ago, aims to achieve 20% fuel economy gains. With the current surrounding infrastructure, connected technologies are paving the way for artificially intelligent communicating vehicles and the self-driving cars could be closer than we think. If you’d like to read the full article – click here.
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