Japan’s RoboCar Z could bring the end of human driving as we know it


Tokyo’s ZMP Inc. has created a robot car capable of piloting itself with the use of cameras and sensors.

The Linux-powered 1/10-scale RoboCar Z is equipped with CCD stereo cameras, an image recognition module, WiFi, a gyro sensor, acceleration sensors, and a multitude of other equipment.

It is intended to be used for verification of autonomous algorithm at the initial stage as well as for research on human-automobile interaction.

The base model will be marketed for about $6,000 while the full model equipped with an exterior will be sold for approximately $15,000.

ZMP will begin shipments at the end of June, aiming to sell 200 of these vehicles in and outside Japan in the first year.

[Via Tech-On]