I love RC cars! They're a ton of fun for kids and adults, but nothing comes close to the thrill of being behind the wheel of a full-sized car or truck. Now you can have it both ways. Land Rover just built a new Range Rover that you can get out and control with a remote.
We're used to the push-to-start ignition buttons, the Bluetooth connectivity, self-parking and other technological advancements in our cars. But what about a full-size Land Rover that you can control with your smartphones?
The prototype design lets drivers control functions like gas, brakes, steering and even gearshifts for stick shift transmissions. You can't drive your car down the street to the grocery store without you in it, though. The trial app that accompanies the prototype car only functions when the driver is within 10 feet of the car, and will only go 4 mph when being controlled remotely.
The sensors in the car can keep you on the right path and the car can even turn itself around completely in a narrow street where a U-turn won't work. With this crazy car, you would never have to worry about a 3-point turn again.
This technology is incredible and I can already start to envision freeways being filled with drivers hanging out in their own passenger seat, texting away. What an interesting world we live in! What do you think about these remote-controlled cars? Do you think it's the wave of the future or an idea that won't travel far? Let me know by leaving me a note in the comments section below.