UK’s first driverless electric car

UK’s first driverless electric car

How many of us dreamed about traveling in a driverless car? A car which has its own ‘mind’ seemed to belong to the science-fiction world, until now.LUTZ Pathfinder is the name which makes imagination become reality, the Britain’s first driverless electric car, launched in Greenwich.

Technology develops faster than ever, this is just the beginning, and all we know for sure is that the pendulum of progress cannot be stopped. The subjects of a ‘robotic’ car raise lots of pros and cons, but firstly, let’s see how LUTZ Pathfinder can change your life. Imagine the scenario: you’ve been working all day long until you finally finish, and all you wish for is to get safe back home but you don’t feel like having the necessary energy to drive all that way, even risking an accident and neither like paying a cab. All you got to do is get in your driverless car and let it get you home since it’s been designed for city roads and you can already spot it in neighborhoods, after all, LUTZ stands for Low-carbon Urban Transport Zone. Unfortunately, if you are a speed fan and you have the rush in your blood, you might want to pass the idea of buying one, the top speed of the ‘magical’ car being just 15 mph.

The battery can resist up to 8 hours, just enough to make all the shopping you need in a week-end, and not even having the stress of driving in crowded arias since you can enjoy yourself while your car drives itself to your destination. The car was developed by Transport Systems Catapult in partnership with UK Automotive Council, University of Oxford Mobile Robotics Group and other groups, and it matches the gadget category more than the automobile one, since it is packed a multitude of cameras and sensors. Its creators assure us that their ‘incredible’ car will bring no safety problem, having the latest technology abroad, designed to keep you out of dangerous situations, but when you think about it, how could it cause an accident when its ‘huge’ speed doesn’t pass 15 mph?

Therefore, if you want the perfect transport in your crowded city or town, you might want to take a better look at the driverless car and decide for yourself if it matches your needs and desires.


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