"The aim is to demonstrate, through an extensive and impressive test, that the current technology is mature enough for the deployment of non-polluting and no-oil based autonomous vehicles in real conditions. Moreover the Municipality of Rome, an active player in this project, is planning to exploit these vehicles downtown to deliver goods to shops, collect trash, and arrange sustainable mobility in the last mile." VisLab states.
It is expected that after the cars are perfected, they could be used in agriculture, mining and commercial transportation.
Live video streaming from the vehicles will be available during the whole expedition - visit their website here.