virginia-based company torc robotics has been working on autonomous vehicle tech for over ten years now. they have recently put the torc self-driving car to the test with a round trip from their virginia HQ to the ford piquette avenue plant in detroit.
at present torc is looking into the consumer market. a recent project saw them use 1,000 miles logged of autonomous driving in recent tests using two modified lexus RX vehicles. their recent trip to detroit marked a great accomplishment for the team by demonstrating the vehicle’s ability on the long-distance drive.
the ford piquette plant destination was not chosen at random. torc co-founder and ceo michael fleming said he chose the plant for its historical significance. ‘we chose the birthplace of the model t as our destination, because it represents the start of a transportation revolution,’ fleming said. ‘self-driving vehicles are the next revolution; they have great potential to enhance all of our lives.’