Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China

Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China

Four driverless electric vans successfully ended a 13,000-kilometre test drive from Italy to China -- a modern-day version of Marco Polo's journey around the world -- with their arrival at the Shanghai Expo this week.

The vehicles, equipped with four solar-powered laser scanners and seven video cameras that work together to detect and avoid obstacles, are part of an experiment aimed at improving road safety and advancing automotive technology.

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