September 01, 2015

MIT creates self-driving golf cart

Apparently the kids at MIT have pastimes other than solving math equations on hallway chalkboards.

Students and professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have constructed a self-driving golf cart. The smart car is able to scope out its environment and map out its own route using heat sensors, lasers and a camera:

Granted, this is not necessarily intended as a sports vehicle. The primary goal of this project was to help reduce traffic in overcrowded urban centers.

But, as anyone who has played a weekend round at a public course can attest, that congested sentiment definitely applies to golf as well.