The researchers from AutoNOMOS laboratories have developed the highly anticipated iDriver, the first ever application which lets you remotely control a vehicle.
iDriver is running on the widely known iPhone, with a built in GPS and acceleration sensors. The application is able to control the main components of Spirit of Berlin, the team’s autonomous vehicle, which enables the user to drive the car “James Bond style” with its mobile phone while being in, outside or on top of the car. At the same time the phone is transmitting the control input towards the onboard computer, a live video feed from the car’s built in camera is received to enhance the driving sensation.
Being able to demonstrate that a real life remote controlled car is a feasible and exciting way to control a vehicle opens a wide field of possible playgrounds to be developed. The following video shows all the action that happened at Tempelhof Airport testing grounds.