The recently wrapped-up TU-Automotive Detroit conference on autonomous and connected vehicles played host to 150 conference speakers and 3,000 people kicking tires in the 200,000-ft2 exhibition area. In the pages that follow are some of the more interesting technologies we found on display as we roamed the exhibit aisles.
Taking a ride in a robotic vehicle
Perrone Robotics and its current reference vehicle Linc – a 2017 Lincoln MKZ – maneuvered around the parking lot directly across from the show main entrance. Lucky riders got to see Linc perform different maneuvers, run its software on different platforms, and adapt to obstacles. Perrone makes a software platform for robotic vehicles called Max which puts services for different kinds of functions in different layers so they, presumably, don’t interfere with one another.