Classic Mustang turned into a selfdriving carJuly 11, 2018
Siemens company in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Speed in Goodwood built a drone on the basis of the classic Ford Mustang model in 1965. The car will participate in the hill climbing competition and will travel the track in a completely autonomous mode, using technology developed in collaboration with Cranfield University.
For the preparation of the Mustang in the ascent to the hill, Siemens specialists had to completely redesign the original steering and adapt the suspension components for more precise handling. Also, with the help of Bentley Systems, a three-dimensional track map was created that will allow the most accurate positioning of the car during the race.
According to the CEO of Siemens UK & Ireland Jürgen Mayer, the unmanned Mustang combines the past and the future, in which autonomous technologies will find wider application.
However, the Mustang will not be the only autonomous vehicle that will attempt to drive the track in Goodwood. In the competition will also take part racing robot company Roborace