Big accessories: researchers create a self-driving car guided only by a Galaxy S II

Big accessories: researchers create a self-driving car guided only by a Galaxy S II
Google has decided to usher us in the world of self-driving cars, or, as Eric Schmidt puts it - "cars are not meant to be driven by humans" - but autonomous vehicles apparently don't require much more than a two-year old smartphone and some ingenuity.

Tommi Sullivan, Michael Lennon and Yukito Tsunoda from the university in Queensland, Australia, are utilizing just the GPS, sensors and camera in a Samsung Galaxy SII for their Smart Phone Automated Car. Check out the result in the video below.

"Our ultimate goal is to implement our program and drive the car in the public environment, and we hope to one day see people using their smartphone to drive their cars in a real-life situation," say the researchers. We are dreaming of the time we'll just slot our phones in the car holder, and it will drive us home after the last night out, saving on the cab fare.

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8 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Very interesting indeed... I only wish my phone does not reboot or "crash" while driving me home...

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Until when malware goes into the phone and it takes you on a drive on the opposite lane towards opposing traffic.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thats the good thing about the iPhone - with Apple Maps, you don't need malware to be directed into incoming traffic.

6. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

lol you just made my day

2. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Only Android is powerfull enough for this.

4. Alexa

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

beautiful..superb. This is innovation at its best...

7. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Oh my SGS ll .....I still love you..!

8. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Oh my SGS ll .....I still love you..!

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