MIT's Autonomous Cars Drive Like Drunk Drivers

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Would you trust these cars to get you home from the bar?

As kids, we use toys to model the real world and learn how things work, so it’s kind of funny to learn that one of the world’s most prestigious technical institutes model ground breaking technology with rubber ducks driving around a mock city called “Duckietown.” Using funding from the National Science Foundation, MIT students built 50 mini taxis for rubber ducks. Using a single camera and no preprogramed maps, the cars make their way around the town, stopping at intersections and yielding for other cars.

The technology looks cool but it appears that the duck mobiles have a hard time staying inside their lanes.

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