Ford Motor Company is working on replacing human drivers with robotic motorists. Ford is going to take advantage of self-driving technology with the robotic motorists to put vehicles through various durability tests. Autonomous Solutions Inc. partnered with Ford to create the robotic motorists. Autonomous Solutions will be using a GPS-based system that is accurate to an inch.
With this amount of precision, up to eight autonomous cars can drive around a test track at the same time 24/7. Robotic motorists do not need any rest and they can test for long hours at a time.
The way that these cars work is similar to the way that Anki Drive operates. Anki can use Apple’s smartphones and tablets to control toy cars wirelessly. Ford can use a wireless connection to send speed and location to a user-operated control room, according to Gizmodo. The sensors and cameras will keep the cars on track. The operator can take over a single car at a time.
Ford will use the data to create cars that are ready for the road. Check out the video below: