‘Teledriving’ steers first remote-controlled car on European road

For the first time, a car with no human inside has driven on a public road in Europe.

The feat was accomplished by Vay, a German startup. The company uses an approach called “teledriving” to remote-control cars from sites located miles away.

Operators pilot the vehicles with steering wheels, petals, and monitors. They also recieve road traffic sounds via microphones and headphones.

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The system resembles racing simulators for video games — only the action on the screens is happening for real.

Redundant mobile networks provide the data transmission. In the event of a network failures or emergency, the vehicle automatically come to a safe stop.

Vay teledrive station