Monday, January 30, 2012

Autonomous Cars

I have been thinking about self-driving cars quite a bit lately. Wired Magazine has a great article in the current print issue about the different technologies that automakers are employing to make the autonomous car a reality. They also posted a great gallery of autonomous cars through the ages.

Koushik Dutta wrote a very interesting post in his Google + about how autonomous cars might create a situation where we no longer own cars as individuals but rather share them, since most automobile are parked 96% of the time, doing nothing.

Finally, I built a project in Scratch to simulate an intelligent car that can sense whether it might be on a collision course with an obstacle.

The vehicle has a distance sensor built into the front. Scratch reads the distance sensor values and adjusts the motor speed accordingly.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

nBlog working again?

The wonderful My Apple Newton blog suggests that nBlog works with Blogger again. Here is my test from my eMate. Will it work?

It did!