Pedestrian Test Dummies Put Driverless Cars to the Test
Toyota and Mcity team up to test the safety of driverless cars using humanless pedestrians
Mcity, the area designated to test driverless cars, is getting closer to completion every day. This city is located just north of the University of Michigan’s campus, and they are continuing to build devices and run tests in order to determine the safety of driverless cars, which could hit the market anytime in the next five years. The purpose of the city is built around proving that driverless cars will not only be safe for roadways, but that they’ll reduce the number of accidents.
One of the upcoming additions to the safety zone comes in the form of mannequins designed to act just like pedestrians. This technology and other developments will either help driverless cars to become road ready or prove that this particular advancement needs a little more time before it hits the market.