Driverless car also parks itself
VW and Stanford University feature "first ever" autonomous parking demonstration by driverless car at lab dedication ceremony.
If you're a person who would gladly relinquish the task of parking your car to a computer, there may be a Volkswagen in your future.
The car, a, was developed jointly by VW and Stanford and is the same one that finished second in the . Driverless cars have come a long way since the first DARPA race in 2004, when not one contestant made it over the finish line, much less parallel-parked itself.
VW donated $5.75 million for the new laboratory, which it called "the next step in the evolution of the two organizations' commitment to drive innovation in automotive development."
"When the new building opens early next year, VAIL will provide a home on campus for faculty and students from around the university to work on advanced automotive research," said Jim Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering.
The company also unveiled the Pike's Peak Audi TT-S, the latest iteration of driverless vehicles developed through the VW-Stanford partnership.