Would you ride in a car driven by someone in another location?

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CGTN’s Mark Niu​ rides along with Phantom Auto​ in Silicon Valley in a car driven by someone miles away using screens and a steering wheel that looks almost like a video game console. This new type of “driverless” car uses tele-operation technology and is run on a cellular network with advanced backup networks.

The aim is to serve as a backup for self-driving cars in the instances where they wouldn’t work so well and people want a human “behind” the wheel. Stay tuned to CGTN America​ for an upcoming report on this new technology.

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