Driverless car is wireless star at MIT

At a launch event for the school's new wireless technology research center, MIT PhD student Swarun Kumar presented technology for a new autonomous vehicle that recognizes when it may be in danger of striking other cars and pedestrians. Several other autonomous cars have been developed elsewhere, most famously by Google, and they are generally capable of identifying objects in the road directly ahead of or behind them. The challenge undertaken by Kumar and his fellow MIT researchers is making these cars aware of dangers lurking around corners and behind buildings.

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Source: NetworkWorld

Researchers:

Swarun Kumar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lixin Shu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephanie Gil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dina Katabi Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniela Rus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nabeel Ahmed, Massachusetts Institute of Technology