In a not too distant future, we may not even have to face the road when driving. The technology that could make this a reality is being researched and designed right here in Virginia!
Various components of automated vehicles are already being put to use in today's cars. Perhaps you've seen the cars that can parallel park themselves, or seen hazard sensors along the bumpers of new cars? Technologies such as these are just a few of the thousands of fascinating innovations being made by Virginia's automated vehicle researchers. Google, TORC Robotics, and many other UMS companies large and small are bringing their driverless technology business here to Virginia.
(L) A new Lexus showing off its autonomous parallel parking capabilities. (Image Credit: Tom Reynolds)
(C) Google's self-driving cars are currently being tested in Virginia (Image Credit: Google)
(R) Self-driving technology is already being implemented into today's automobiles. (Image Credit: Volvo Cars)