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Self-Driving ’65 Mustang Will Attempt The Goodwood Hillclimb
The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The 2018 event, “Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee,” will feature 25 favorite memories from the Duke of Richmond over the past festivals. The Goodwood Festival has firmly established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. So seeing a classic Mustang in attendance wouldn’t shock anyone. But this year, there will be a self-driving 1965 pony car. The silver Mustang will attempt the famous hillclimb twice each day, sans driver.
The Mustang is the result of a collaboration between Siemens and the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at Cranfield University in the UK. The car has sensors that will guide the car along the 1.16-mile route. Simultaneously, Bentley Systems will provide the 3D location scanning tech that will map the track in relation to the car’s position. We expect to see more autonomous technology in the events to come. Stay tuned to find out how it went.