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Continental Semi-Autonomous Car Driven by 3D Camera

Google is not alone on the selt-driving car business. Now Continental ftted a 3D stereoscopic camera and various other sensors to a VW Passat car and let it go driverless on the Nevada roads. The 3D camera inside the rearview mirror is the same that will be fitted in the next generation of S-Class Mercedes.

In you are in Nevada, USA and see a car with a red registration plate, the guy in the driver seat may be playing cards or chatting on facebook.... Maybe in five years from now in your garage? Watch it in the video interview here under.

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3D Camera Replacing Driver

Continental Semi-autonomous Cars Tests

On December 23, 2012, Nevada gave Continental, one of the top global auto suppliers, approval to start testing autonomous vehicles on Nevada’s highways and streets. In a statement today by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the executive board of Continental, Degenhart reiterated Continental’s mission, “As a company, Continental’s strategy is clearly focused on making this type of future technology a reality. It’s clear to us that automated driving will be a key element in the mobility of the future. As a system supplier, we are perfectly positioned to develop and launch series production of solutions for partially automated systems for our customers by 2016. We will be able to develop the first applications for highly and ultimately fully automated driving, even at higher speeds and in more complex driving situations, ready for production by 2020 or 2025.

Source: auto123, DrivingTheNation.