10 Epic Self-Driving Car Trips

Photo 5 of 10

Mexico A-Go-Go

Paul Rojas made his way from the southern U.S. border at Nogales, Arizona through the desolate expanse of the Sonoran Desert up to the beautiful city of Guadalajara and then on to his final destination, the jewel of Central America, Mexico City.

That sounds like a journey to make on horseback - and in the 19th century - but Rojas is a very modern professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. And he has been designing self-driving cars since 2006.

Rojas and his self-driving car completed their 1,500-mile journey, making it a personal best for Rojas, who had previously completed a journey of 190 miles between the cities of Berlin and Leipzig in Germany.

In this slideshow

Editors’ Picks

How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a...

Disney: Focus on the Robot Experience
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only...

Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external...

NVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can...