During this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed there was a premiere of the autonomous Ford Mustang. Its first lap looked like a GPS system was heavily drunk.
This 1965 Ford Mustang is a unique construction created by Siemens and Cranfield University. The car, unlike today’s designs, was not converted into an electric car, but still has a huge V8 under the hood and rear-wheel drive. The steering and brakes have changed, allowing the computer to fully operate the car using navigation and GPS.
Today there was a premiere of the model for the general public. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned and during the first lap, the car was bouncing from the left to the right edge of the road, and at one point it almost hit the side barriers. The driver had to adjust the steering wheel several times, which can be seen from the camera inside.
The second run on the track today looked much better. The car drove along the correct path, however, we do not have a view from the inside of the vehicle and it is not known how much the car was supported by the driver, who can take control of the car at any time.