Want to drag race a robotic driver?
You won’t find this thing piloting any kind of race car on a track. It’s designed for simulating human driving styles while cars while cars are put through their paces on test stands. The SAP2000 from Stahle was one of several autopilot systems at the show. It just plops into the driver seat and mimics the actions of a human driver on the steering wheel, shifter, and pedals. This version is for a stick shift, but other models can handle column shifters as well as steering wheel paddle shifters. Sensors in the mechanism put out data about factors such as gear shift force and pedal actuation force. The whole thing weighs under 30 lb. www.stahle.com
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