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Self-driving car completes 3,400-mile trip across the US

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Apr 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 10:17:15-04

The Roadrunner, a self-driving car created by English auto technology company Delphi, completed a 3,400-mile journey across the United States last week.

The car started its journey on March 22nd in San Francisco and ended in New York City nine days later.

A team of engineers rode in the modified Audi, only taking over when the vehicle left the interstate. That means about 99% of the journey was completely autonomous.

According to Dephi, the vehicle is “well-equipped with six long-range radars, four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars, a localization system, intelligent software algorithms and a full suite of Advanced Drive Assistance Systems.”