Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 2:46 pm
According to a recent article appearing in USA Today, Volvo is currently experimenting with using magnets to guide driverless cars. The magnets are placed in the pavement to create a kind of magnetic highway. Volvo states that the magnets are better than GPS or cameras in guiding self-driving cars because they are not as easily affected by poor weather.
Volvo is currently testing this system at one of its company’s test centers in Sweden and reports that initial testing results have been very promising. Volvo has plans to test approximately 100 self-driving Volvos on public highways around the Swedish city of Gothenburg using the system of magnetic highways.
For more information on this innovative technology see: http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2014/03/18/volvo-magnetic-roads/6560347/