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Google Car Rival: Self-driving Taxi with iPad

A few days ago we first learned of the Google Car, which is a vehicle that can drive by itself without input from a human driver. We know that there have been other programs going on, such as this self-driving taxi. See for yourself in the video below.

We are unsure how real this all is, but it really makes you stop and think — is the future already here? While viewing the video you will see that you can order your taxi via an iPad app, which will then drive to your hotel.

The car used is a VW Passat and has had its autonomos systems designed by Germany’s Freie University. You will already know from the Google Car that a laser and radar are needed, as well as a host of sensors around the car to allow the vehicle to drive unaided.

All you need to do is open the app on your Apple iPad, go to the map and then input your coordinates, then just wait for the taxi to pick you up. We know that it is not April Fools Day, so this has to be real right?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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