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Galicia president tries out first self-drive car
26 November 2015 @ 09:24

THE first-ever 'driverless car' has 'landed' in Spain and been test-driven by Galicia's regional president.

Alberto Núñez Feijóo, head of government in the far north-western federal community, drove - or was driven - the 600 kilometres between his home city of Vigo and Madrid.

This is so far the longest road test the prototype, created by the PSA Peugeot-Citröen group, has undergone.

And it is exactly what it says on the tin: 'drivers' will be able to sit and read, talk on their mobile phones or even feed their babies without worrying what the rest of the traffic is up to.
The car does not need the person at the wheel to use his or her hands, feet, or even to watch the road, since it operates using a GPS satellite navigator which controls its own speed limit, two 77GHz radars front and back, scanner lasers which measure distance and speed of other cars, and several digital cameras throughout the bodywork which keep tabs on the position of the nearest vehicles.


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