Make way autonomous cars, because now there are autonomous scooters. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a self-driving mobility scooter using algorithms that not only allow users to sit back and enjoy the ride, but could be applied across a spectrum of different vehicles. According to MIT, this would allow the mobility impaired to swap from scooters for moving inside buildings to golf carts in car parks, to autonomous cars on the road.The scooter is a demonstrator of a new comprehensive autonomous mobility system and was designed by CSAIL in partnership with the National University of Singapore and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, using sensors and software from experiments with self-driving cars and golf carts. The team says the reason for reusing this configuration was to allow for concentration on new uniform navigation and control algorithms.
Source: MIT rolls out driverless scooter