Tuesday September 11, 2018

Crashing Into Fake Cars for Science

I really don't know, but I don't think the white car in the video below is going to do so well in the crash test ratings. In all seriousness, the tech that goes into this fake test car is really cool to see. If any of you have driven a car with some sort of automated driver system, having the guts to allow it to stop itself the first few times is certainly a stress-inducing moment. Not that you should be doing that.

The Global Vehicle Target is the new standard for testing autonomous driving and crash test systems. To cameras and radar, it looks like a car: but if you hit it, it'll fly apart. So if your emergency braking doesn't quite work... well, this is what happens.