A new “crazy science” startup is hoping to turn a simple idea into a reality, with its $2 billion “smart cars” project.
The company, which is based in New York, has been working with Ford, Tesla, and other car makers to develop autonomous vehicles for the next 10 years.
But the company’s vision is much broader than that.
It’s hoping to eventually build a self.driving car that uses sensors to measure things like distance and acceleration.
To build a car, the company would need to make a computer system that can take in data about the environment, including things like the speed of traffic, temperature, and atmospheric pressure.
The system would then calculate the vehicle’s acceleration and braking, which would then be uploaded to a computer.
Then, the car would take the data it collects and “turn it into a data set of information that can be analyzed,” said Rob O’Connell, the cofounder and CEO of Smart Car Project.
That process would then lead to an “autonomous” car, O’Connell told Business Insider.
The goal is for the vehicle to be able to drive itself to the destination in 15 minutes, which O’Connor described as “pretty crazy.”
“This is the first time anyone has built a self driving car that is self-aware,” he said.
“The whole idea is not that it’s going to drive on autopilot.
It is a completely self-guided system.”
The company’s system is not a direct competitor to the Ford’s upcoming autonomous cars, which it will unveil next month at its New York City unveiling event.
The Ford autonomous cars will use a similar “smart” architecture to the company itself.
But the company believes its self-built car will be better than its rivals.
“We have a lot of advantages,” O’Coynes said.
“We know that the car will never be fully self-sufficient,” he continued.
“It will never have the capability to drive in an emergency situation.”
It’s important to understand that this self-driven car is a very different project from that of Tesla, which recently released a teaser video that shows a car being tested on a freeway.
That car, according to the video, is able to avoid a collision and has an advanced autopilot system that lets it avoid traffic jams.
O’Brien told Business News that the self-drive cars are built “to be very fast,” but the company plans to release the technology that will enable its cars to run in autonomous mode “in the next few years.”
The project is still in its infancy.
But O’CCoynes hopes to release “an actual car” in the next year or two, and he expects the first car to be ready for public use in 2021.
The project’s vision, OCCoyns said, is to “change the world.”