Delphi’s driverless car completes first coast-to-coast autonomous drive in North America

Delphi’s driverless car completes first coast-to-coast autonomous drive in North America

A driverless car created by Delphi Automotive has become the first vehicle to complete coast-to-coast autonomous drive in North America. The car - called 'Roadrunner' - is a Delphi-equipped self-driving Audi SQ5. It has recently completed an approximately 3,400-mile trip across the US.

For the cross-country road trip, the Delphi-equipped Roadrunner - monitored by a team of Delphi engineers - was driven from San Francisco to New York, through a southern route, in fully autonomous mode for 99 percent of the journey.

During the course of its nine-day cross-country road trip, the driverless Roadrunner crossed a total of 15 US states. The car drove through Los Angeles, Phoenix, El Paso, Jackson, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New Jersey, and New York. The 3,400-mile trip of the self-driving car ended in New York City. The car did not exceed the local speed limits.

The Roadrunner is outfitted with sensors and other advanced self-driving technology; and, during the trip, it used features like collision mitigation, integrated radar and camera systems, forward collision, and lane departure warning.

From the Roadrunner's cross-country road trip, a team of six Delphi engineers has collected three terabytes of data, unfolding valuable information which they plan to use in making further advancements in automated driving technologies.

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