The Age of Robotics is upon us. Machines cost less and are more reliable than people.
As we move into the era of self driving autombiles, what will all of the Somali Taxi Drivers do for a living?
The self-driving cars using ROBOTS to test for safety and navigate pedestrians and traffic
Ford vans fitted with robotic controls that can steer the vehicle, change gear and brake when faced with a hazard
Cameras and built-in sensors scan for obstacles while GPS trackers monitor its position
Robotic vans can repeatedly drive courses designed to subject the van to 10 years of wear and tear - humans are limited to once a day
All data is fed back to engineers in a central control room in Michigan
By Victoria Woollaston
PUBLISHED:07:54 EST, 19 June 2013| UPDATED:09:42 EST, 19 June 2013
Ford has designed a range of robot-driven cars to test for safety - just weeks after its chairman announced that self-driving vehicles are closer than we think.
The robots can accelerate, steer and even stop for passing pedestrians or other obstacles due to a series of built-in cameras, sensors and GPS trackers.
They are also able to carry out more rigorous tests than humans and and put the vans through the equivalent of 10 years of wear and tear in a single sitting driving on specially-designed courses - humans are only allowed to drive these rough courses once a day. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...