WEpod Becomes First Driverless Car to Play in Traffic

A system of automated electric vehicles, known as WEpods, just made history by becoming the first self-driving shuttles to take to public roads. They’re the first vehicles in the world without a steering wheel to be given license plates.Unlike other forms of automated transport, these cheery little six-passenger vehicles don’t travel in special lanes, and they’re not guided by rails, magnets or wires.Instead, they’re steered through traffic by a complex set of systems, including several NVIDIA-powered brains, between the towns of Wageningen and Ede in the central Dutch province of Gelderland.To summon a WEpod, passengers just tap on an app on their smartphone.Hitting the Road with Deep LearningThe story behind this first: a new kind of technology, called deep learning, which lets computers teach themselves about the world through a…


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