- Jun 30, 2012
Haven't you heard about the autonomous motor car? The term means 'under it's own control'. The advance in auto suspension control, cruise control, non-skid braking, and self-parking have been touted as the forerunners of the autonomous car. There was a radio talk-back on it a few weeks ago, and it was met with scepticism. I rang in and suggested it could be done by having a sensor equivalent to the human eye, and motion sensors. Then set the car up as a learning machine using multivariate regression analysis so the you end up with two data sets - one the stimuli, the other the responses of various good drivers . With a bit of smart programming the car could drive itself. It would be fantastic if it is done with bikes, we could get Rossi to ride it while it is self-programming, and let it loose on the IOM with someone on it who was not chicken.