You might think you've got the most badass stroller at the playground, but it's got nothing on Xandon Frogget's creation which adds motors and a wireless steering system using a Wiimote controller. And thanks to an onboard Kinect sensor, his toddler can even drive it without the risk of crashing into anything.
In a few short years Volvos-the fancy ones, anyway-will include a cruise-control system that lets your car drive and steer itself through crawling traffic. So if your daily commute involves a long stretch sitting in a jam, you'll be able to sit back and read a book, get caught up on work, or just keep your hands free…
Google has added another family member to its autonomous vehicle program, and an eagle-eyed reader in Southern California caught the Big G's Lexus RX450h out and about during testing.
While Google has been testing autonomous cars for years now, no state has allowed cars to legally roam free without a driver at the wheel. That's just changed: Nevada now allows self-driving cars on its roads.
Without satellite navigation to guide them, or even humans behind the wheel, four vans made the 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China. Seven video cameras combined with solar powered laser scanners made the trek, which ended today, possible.
The Optia is the latest cam from Creative. It is your average ho-hum webcam—VGA resolution, tilt and swivel head, 30fps framerate, USB connectivity, privacy control, etc. There is one little feature about this cam that makes it stand out. It is completely driverless—at least with Windows XP SP2 and/or Vista. So just…