Thursday, March 19, 2015

At Israel's Technion, kids design next gen self driving cars

Where robotics and autonomous cars meet

Self-driving cars appear to be the next big thing in the auto industry, and if Apple or Google are looking for engineers to help develop the driverless vehicles they are working on, they need look no further than the sixth grade in Karnei Shomron, in central Israel. Students there designed a driverless robot car which won first place in the elementary school portion of this year’s RoboTraffic contest, where kids from elementary and high schools get together to develop tech ideas to enhance road safety.