Nissan Explores How Cars That Mimic Fish Can Help Avoid Collisions

By: Rainer Takahashi - Published: Oct 5, 2009   Updated: Jun 17 2011 • References: ca.news.yahoo
Japanese engineers at Nissan Motor Co. have been studying fish and their ability to swim collision-free in large groups, and are trying to apply their discoveries to future vehicles.

So far, these engineers have successfully created robots that can travel in a group of up to seven, avoiding each other and obstacles simultaneously. It is their hope that this technology will one day help reduce accidents on the roads.

Implications - The robots are actually quite cute and are even featured in different colors. They sort of look like blobby ghosts. The fish-mimicking robots were tested on a track where anxious onlookers hoped to see the basis of future safety. For now, people will just have to practice their safe driving skills. Stats for Cars as Schools of Fish Trending: Older & Mild
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