The first autonomous car in Spain, Peugeot and Citroen, will travel from Vigo to Madrid without driver

few days Ago we announced the news. Traffic has approved the circulation of autonomous cars on our roads, which, believe it or not, is a big step forward. Autonomous cars able to move without driver, are still far away from its arrival at the dealers. The permission of circulation of these vehicles continues to demand it at all times to monitor their operation a “driver”. But still we welcome the fact the fact that very soon share the road with these vehicles. And the first of them has just been confirmed today, a prototype of PSA Peugeot Citroën that will traverse the route between Vigo and Madrid “without a driver” (which is important to qualify), with a load of symbolism that important.

In full Sunday, PSA Peugeot Citroën confirmed to have received the first authorization of the DGT to start testing their autonomous cars in Spain. The vehicle in question will be one of the four prototypes of autonomous, based on the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso, which this year have already begun to roll on the roads in europe, and in October toured the 580 kilometres that unite Paris and Bordeaux.

The next challenge will be to travel the 599 kilometers that unite Vigo and Madrid, and to connect the two factories PSA Peugeot Citroën in Spain. According to the brand, its prototype will be able to adapt your speed to the limits of the road, and traffic conditions, as well as advance with no driver intervention. What we don’t know is what percentage of the journey will be practiced so 100% autonomous, without the intervention of the driver to monitor the march. The proposed route for PSA, passing through Ourense to connect with the highway A6 in Benavente, takes place mainly on highways and motorways, with which we understand that a large part of the journey performed in stand-alone mode.

few days Ago I already anticipated how important it is that Spain has legislated, by order, in the matter of autonomous cars, even being aware of that only in the case of vehicles in testing, and not products to the client access. Important for the role played by our country in the automobile industry, as one of the scenarios preferred by manufacturers to the commissioning and testing of their new models.

Source: PSA Peugeot Citroën
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