The Loop

MIT creates self-driving golf cart

September 01, 2015

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.