This prototype is able to brake in front of an obstacle or swerve to avoid it.
Prof. Iseman said that automatic driving is now technically possible.
The main difficulty is the acceptance problem, legislation, and driver position.
The university just launched a new vehicle PRORETA 2 to confirm that the sensors are able to react 0.5 to 2s faster than the driver and the system is able to make the right decisions for accident avoidance and mitigation.
The driver will have an additional eye which should decrease the number of roadway fatalities.
At a question from one expert, Prof. Iseman responds that the lighting is involved in these works because “we are able to detect an object earlier the night, we can have a mechanism to orientate the beam the object, pedestrian or obstacle, and better see it”.