“Drunk” autonomous Ford Mustang on the track of the Festival in GoodwoodJuly 13, 2018
The autonomous car built on the basis of the classic Ford Mustang in 1965, had difficulty driving through the Festival of Speed Festival in Goodwood. The driver insured several times to take control of himself, because the car tried to enter the fence. In the network, the machine has already been called “drunk”.
The stand-alone Mustang was built in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Festival by the joint efforts of Siemens and Cranfield University. The machine has an original engine, but the steering adapted to control the computer, the braking system, the throttle drive, and the modified suspension. In space the drone is guided by a three-dimensional map and GPS.
The second autonomous car, which independently drove along the highway Goodwood Festival of Speed, was a racing robot Robocar. Unlike Mustang, the car drove the track at a good pace and without incident.
In motion, Robocar leads a 500-horsepower electric power plant. The computer platform is responsible for the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform.