The road to the future with driverless cars might seem a bit distant, but engineering students from Lovely professional University, Jalandhar are technologically almost there. They have built a driverless golf car that operates on a mobile controlled program. This car is pliable on both auto and manual modes and features all safety essentials like child-lock while operating on the auto mode. Successfully testing through a 1000 kilometre run, the car commands equally well both for day and night.
The first phase of developing the car was undertaken by four students of Electronics & Communications and Mechanical engineering. They applied their advanced knowledge in wireless communication and prepared the basic controls of the vehicle. Their model is highly responsive and even a person sitting to nest to the steering wheel cannot direct the car without having a two way communication with the remote seated operator.
The pioneering technology will further be advanced in the coming years when commuting will become all together a different experience. Various sensors will allow vehicle to become more road friendly as they will detect pedestrian and objects more precisely with the computer powered systems. Traffic management will become more efficient and accidents rates will decline. Whether used for defence purpose or by the handicapped and blind people, the technology will be a boon in our lives.