Hitachi's ROPITS' navigation system combines GPS, stereo cameras, and multiple laser range finders - and can drive to selected destinations on a tablet pc or mobile device
Hitachi's ROPITS is a single-seater urban vehicle that drives all by itself
Toyota, Honda, and General Motors have been toying with the concept of eco-friendly single-seater urban vehicles over the past few years, and Hitachi has taken notice. Although it may look like a miniature car, Hitachi's ROPITS is more like a robotic wheelchair designed to assist people with difficulty walking (i.e. Japan's growing elderly population). The key difference is that – unlike the concept vehicles demonstrated by the auto makers – ROPITS drives itself.
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