By Anthony “Mario” Crea There has been an enormous amount of R&D being thrown at the development of autonomous vehicles in the last decade or so. The introduction of new technologies such as adaptive radar-based cruise control systems and blind spot monitoring were but incremental steps towards the ultimate goal of creating a self-driving car. Each company that is involved has its own approach towards this future hell on wheels, but one thing is for certain, vehicles controlled by humans is going to be around for a long time to come. Indeed, driver training and preparedness should
The day began innocently enough. I enjoyed my morning home with the family until my good friend and longtime racing buddy, Perry Aidelbaum, picked me up at noon to head to Norwalk, CT where we’d been invited to sample some racing simulators at a new facility called Crimson Simulation. These weren’t your ordinary simulators like you’d find in an arcade, these were indeed the real deal, the type that simultaneously builds better drivers & ruins any semblance of daily productivity in one simple step.