Autonomous Vehicles

Would You Ride Olli, The 3D-Printed, Self-Driving Minibus?

You've heard of self-driving cars, but what about 3D-printed, self-driving public transportation? Meet Olli, the first self-driving, cognitive vehicle, powered by IBM Watson technology. This vehicle, created by the company Local Motors, can be 3D-printed in hours. As Local Motors co-founder and chief executive John Rogers told AFP News Agency: "We hope to be able to print this vehicle in about 10 hours and assemble it in another hour." Olli can hold 12 passengers, and the IBM Watson technology allows the bus to respond to "natural language" for autonomous driving. The minibus made its debut in June 2016, and hit the roads of Washington D.C. soon after for a trial run. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

Written by Curiosity Staff July 1, 2016

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