Self-driving car will make trip from San Francisco to New York City, from Mashable.
It’s all of the road trip and none of the driving — at least, not by a human.
An autonomous car, developed by Michigan-based Delphi Automotive, will begin a 3,500-mile trip across the U.S. on March 22. Beginning in San Francisco, the car is expected to arrive in New York about a week later.
“We’re going to learn a lot out of this,” Jeff Owens, Delphi’s chief technology officer, told The Associated Press.
There will be a person behind the wheel at all times, but they are not expected to intervene at all unless the autonomous car gets into trouble.
On Saturday, Delphi is showing off several versions of the car — an Audi Q5 crossover outfitted with laser sensors, radar and multiple cameras — at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.