The famous toy maker, Lego, regularly tests new ideas. The latest one is quite surprising: adding components and functions to its miniature replica of the Porsche 911 car to make it really … smart.
Thus, the car would benefit from Mindstorms technology with the following functions:
- Fully autonomous driving.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
- Ultra-sonic sensor for detecting objects and measuring distance.
- Lego smart hub with 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro sensor.
- Programmable LED headlights.
The Lego Smart Hub is already a reality because it will be available on October 15 in the Robot Inventor kit, sold for around 360 euros.
Lego launched a survey on its site to find out if customers would be interested in this autonomous car, but without indicating a price or an availability date.
The manufacturer specifies:
“Unfortunately, the Porsche Mindstorms is not on sale yet, but we are working hard to make it a reality in the near future. We would appreciate your honest opinion on this idea. “
In the meantime, a drawing of lots among the people who answered the survey will allow the winner to leave with the replica – not autonomous – of the Porsche 911.
Source : The Brick Fan