Never ever underestimate the power of a kid with Internet connection: many technology and automobile firms looking forward to launching the first self driving car have been testing modified cars on the road for years, but a college student just has given his Honda Civic some of those abilities after some clicks and finding the plans online by Comma.ai.
Instead of professionals, it was only needed a grandmother to test the cab with. “She wasn’t really flabbergasted—I think because she’s seen so much from technology by now,” relates Brevan Jorgenson to MIT Re
view, the bright garage tinkerer who for only $700 did pimp its rides!
Another Love Story
Still, love moves the world. So as the background story of lots of inventions, this one was partially another love story. More than just a lazy person who wants technology doing it all for him, the two reasons why he did it were because:
- His better half lives in Denver, and he made the drive between Omaha and Denver enough that he thought he could put the self-driving tool to good use.
- Just like us, he is a tech-addicted; thus he wanted to upgrade his rolling machinery. As an impatient strong believer that self-driving cars are the future, he just wanted to be part of making that a reality.
How Does it Work?
Luckily for Honda Civic and Acura ILX owners, the two only brands for which the DIY device is compatible, what is needed is a low-cost accessory that replaces the rear-view mirror.
In a nutshell, the gadget controls the brakes, accelerator, and steering, using the hardware design and software shared by the San Francisco startup which, without knowing it, guided the smart, motivated guy to the groundbreaking setting up.
The Future Looks set for self driving car
In addition to a mode of transport that could let us sleep while a cunning gadget just leads us to our final destiny, not just lazy people but different types of individuals could get benefits from self-driving.
For example, without knowing the answer, try to estimate how much conduction practice hours do you think the driver did have to invest to achieve this artistic OK GO music clip for Toyota? Not to mention that the chauffeur position could get extinct eventually, cause it is not hard to imagine that if cars start rolling around by themselves, next the target will be ships, planes, and whatever mean of transportation —Once again robots stealing our jobs?
The point is, Tesla did announce for 2k18 that all new vehicles of the company will come with full auto-conduction capabilities. In the meantime, enjoy the preview
human reactions to a smart driving car, ha!
Lesson: To Start Exploiting Internet!
Isn’t it a really motivating story? I mean, I can make an infinite list of things I expect from technology, and I cannot wait to see materialized in the real world, but I never thought in trying to give life them by myself.
What are you expecting from the future and self driving car to simplify and improve your life? Just share with me in the comment box, unless you are already looking for a how-to-do tutorial on YouTube and doing your research in order to create it.