cruise kit could bring self-driving capabilities to your existing car
 
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jun 25, 2014

cruise kit could bring self-driving capabilities to your existing car

cruise kit could bring self-driving capabilities to your existing car
all image courtesy of cruise

 

 

 

designboom has been tracking the emergence of the driverless revolution for some time now, however one company is working on a system which could see your existing vehicle equipped with self-driving capabilities in the form of a highway autopilot system. cruise‘s ‘RP-1’ kit utilizes sensors and advanced machine vision technology to monitor lane markers and other automobiles in your surroundings, to keep you on your course, as well as ensuring a safe following distance to those around you. it also assists in collision avoidance by automatically slowing down your speed, or even stop your vehicle completely in cases when you encounter traffic.

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the cruise ‘RP-1’ kit is mounted on the roof of your vehicle

 

 

 

the cruise ‘RP-1’ pod is mounted on the roof of your car and relays information received through its cameras and sensors to the cruise computer that is installed into the trunk. this device calculates what the ‘RP-1’ needs to do in order to keep you safe through computer vision algorithms. to direct the system, controls are installed near the steering column, which allow you, through the simple click of a button, to take command of your vehicles steering and speed.

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sensor array is used to monitor your car’s surroundings, keeping you in the middle of your lane and a safe distance from others

 

 

all that being said, upon its anticipated debut in 2015, the cruise ‘RP-1’ will only be compatible with any 2012 or newer AUDI A4 or S4; and its application limited to major highways in california.

cruise kit could bring self-driving capabilities to your existing car
the roof-mounted pod relays information to the cruise computer system installed in the trunk

 

cruise kit could bring self-driving capabilities to your existing car
the control system is positioned near the steering column

 

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