Japanese ZMP Unveils Robotic Electric Vehicle

January 17th, 2011 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

ZMP, a Japanese carmaker, said it will start producing a single-seater electric robotic vehicle, dubbed RoBoCar.

The eco-friendly vehicle is equipped with a series of sensors, including an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), speed sensor and laser range finders.

In addition, the RoBoCar features a newly developed autonomous system. The latter makes it possible for the onboard computer to move the car without the driver.

According to the company, its efficient onboard computer can drive the car with an extremely high precision of 1 to 2 centimeters.

ZMP will manufacture 3 different version of its new electric vehicle: a drive-by-wire model (which will adapt to speed automatically and cost 2.8 million yen); a steer-by-wire model, equipped with automatic steering capability (4.8 million yen) and brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire (6.8 million yen).

[via Akihabara News]


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