Self driving cars trialed in Tauranga

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A car without a driver was trialed in Tauranga over the weekend.
Car maker Volvo and NZTA carried out the country’s first-ever public road demonstration of an automated vehicle.
The test was completed on a 15km stretch of road in Tauranga.
Transport Minister and local MP Simon Bridges went along for the ride in the car. He was also joined by a “driver” who will be there to make sure there are no mistakes with the car.
The demo ran on what is internationally called ‘level 2’ or ‘partial automation’.
The car was able to accelerate, brake and steer itself around road markings – but the driver will still be ultimately responsible.
A level 4 vehicle intervenes even if a driver does not respond when alerted, and a level 5 car has full control.

8 Responses

  1. I think this it realy great because some people are to sick to drive and/or sore so if this is on sale
    Go the dude who made this!

  2. geez what is the world coming to we’re starting to make self driving cars then we’ll try the flying ones we’re going into the future

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