Ford will turn the control of the car into the game on mobile

Ford is developing a self-control system of an unmanned car using an application on a smartphone. To do this, it will be necessary to simply tilt the mobile in the desired side, as in the game.

Future autonomous vehicles will be reliable enough to abandon the steering wheel. However, what should I do if a person wants to take control over himself? Ford decided to develop a special application for a smartphone in this case. The patented system provides for two vehicle control modes at once.

The first mimics the mechanics of inclination of the steering wheel, as in games, passing the accelerometer data and the device gyroscope for the direction of the front wheels. In this case, actions are performed at an intuitive level. The second mode proposes to control the car with a finger, which the driver must rotate the steering wheel on the screen.

Each option is not necessarily complete control. The car will be able to control acceleration, braking or immediately both processes, leaving the possibility of self-selection direction of movement. This function can be very useful when changing the strip or for travel on a private area.

It is not known when this model will be integrated at all, since it is necessary to resolve the issue of protection against theft and minimize the reaction of the response of mechanics. Most likely, the company’s experts are already working on it, and in the near future we will hear about the new concept car with such functions.

Unlike Ford, Renault decided to focus on the style of future unmanned cars, demonstrating this on the example