Driver-Less Cars About a Decade Away, UA Engineer Says

Autonomous vehicles can control and navigate themselves, "in the absence of a human being," said associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering Wolfgang Fink.

"Fink has been developing an autonomous rover, which can be controlled with an iPhone or iPad. The vehicle can also use LiDAR, a kind of laser sensor, to recognize obstacles or to follow someone around. The vehicle is further equipped with cameras, which use algorithms to determine what items within range are of interest to the rover."

Read more, and watch an interview, on Arizona Public Media.

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