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    The Delphi Corp. autonomous car approaches New York City, its final destination of a 3,400-mile road trip across the United States.

    Almost Driverless: Autonomous Car Completes 3,400-Mile Road Trip

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    An autonomous car fitted with radar, cameras and laser sensors drove itself 99% of the time during a recent 3,400-mile trip from San Francisco to New York – never once exceeding the speed limit on the 15-state journey.

    The person sitting in the driver seat of the Audi Q5 – outfitted by auto supplier Delphi Corp. – intervened once when traffic was weaving around in a construction zone, and again when the car did not want to move into a busy left lane to avoid police stopped on the right shoulder. 

    While navigating bridges, traffic circles and open highways, the car collected nearly three terabytes of data – roughly equivalent to 30 percent of all of the printed material in the Library of Congress – which engineers can use to further enhance autonomous driving systems.

    Automated vehicles, Delphi Corp, Audi, United States
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