Autonomous drift car introducedDecember 28, 2019
A car driven by artificial intelligence drifts better than a car driven by humans.
A stand-alone MARTY car manufactured by Stanford University in the USA was made based on the DeLorean DMC-12. The rear wheels are equipped with two electric motors with a maximum torque of 71.4 kg. Separate drifting settings, including suspension and rollcage, are also included.
The vehicle uses two GPS sensors to determine its location on the track and calculate the optimal path for the track in a drift on a computer located in the center of the vehicle. All controls, such as the steering wheel, brakes and accelerator pedal, are also controlled by a computer.
“The results so far are very satisfactory,” said Chris Judges, a professor at Stanford University.
As the developers explained, MARTY was designed to collect autonomous data that Stanford plans to include in scenarios such as drift on icy roads and evasive maneuvers in crisis situations.
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