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For sale: autonomous Isuzu VehiCross, lightly used

For sale: autonomous Isuzu VehiCross, lightly used

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Are you on the market for an odd-looking cute-ute with just 15,000 miles on the clock? How about a modified Isuzu VehiCross that's fully autonomous?

That's what we've got in this eBay listing. Available for a starting bid of just $15,000, this experimental ride was built by Austin Robot Technology with software developed in conjunction with the computer science department at the University of Texas at Austin.

It includes a wide variety of equipment that will be of zero use unless you are looking to build an autonomous car including:

  • The modified Isuzu VehiCross
  • Computers to receive sensory information and do the driving
  • All the software
  • The mechanical actuators to interface between the computer and the actual steering, braking, and accelerating bits
  • A 180-degree laser scanner
  • Lots of other stuff like cameras, battery chargers, and the like

The seller notes the ideal buyers for the car would be a university or engineering firm that wants to work on autonomous driving. Not mentioned: someone who just wants a sweet, sweet ride.