Fleet Of Autonomous Vans To Travel From Italy To China With No Gas

Posted on Jul 23 2010 - 9:27am by gchoe

Vislab Autonomous Vans

 

Cars that drive themselves are getting closer to reality every day.  The latest, and in my opinion the coolest, attempt at an autonomous trip is being attempted by an Italian company.  The trip is a full 8,000 miles going from Italy to China… with no gasoline!

"Not only the vehicles are unmanned, but they run on electrical power and the whole electronic pilot is powered by solar energy, making this trip unique in history: goods packed in Italy will be brought to Shanghai on an intercontinental route with no human intervention and without using traditional fuel for the first time in history."

You can follow the progress of the trip at the Visilab website which will also include a real-time webcam.

Visilab solar autonomous vehicle solar van electric autonomous

 

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  1. George July 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm -

    This is pretty cool. Do they charge overnight or are they fully solar?

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