The durability testing robots receive commands from ASI's Mobius™
. Using GPS and radio signals to relay position and communications, a single operator can control multiple vehicles simultaneously from a central command center. Operators can repeat testing events under exact conditions, improving the overall accuracy of testing results.
"We're very excited to work with Ford for autonomous vehicle testing," said Torrie. "The reliability, durability and performance enhancements we’ve developed with Ford will not only help them reach their safety and accuracy goals, but will also improve vehicle automation in other areas such as mining, agriculture and the U.S. military." Related stories:Popular Mechanics
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