Ford's robotic testing system drives trucks and vans over test tracks without human drivers
The Ford test track can put ten years of wear on a car after ten minutes
An operator at central control can monitor up to eight vehicles at one time
The system can guide vehicles autonomously over extremely rough and muddy terrain
Self-driving cars seem like they’ll be on our roads any day now, but what about self-testing cars that can drive themselves around insanely destructive tracks? Engineers at Ford’s Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan, say that they've come up with the industry’s first robotic test system designed to drive trucks and vans over roads that are intended to put a decade of wear on a van in around three months.
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