Meet Shelley. Shelley is a driverless car unlike anything you’ve seen before. Sure, Google has its own driverless cars, but I bet the search giant isn’t taking them to racetracks for 200km/h speed tests with nobody behind the wheel. You may commence clenching now.
Shelley is an Audi TTS that has been modified by mechanical engineering geniuses at Stanford University.
They decided it would be a great idea to take the car to Thunderhull Raceway Park in California for a gruelling test that saw the car thrown through chicanes, crest hill turns and fast straights. There wasn’t anyone controlling it at the time, but if you have a look at the video, it seems like there is someone actually in the driver’s seat the whole time. I’m not saying it’s a flawed test, I’m saying that’s the bravest man alive.
Would you put your life in the hands of a driverless sports car? [Daily Mail]