Teenage programmer brings real-life self-driving car technology to blockbuster game GTA 5

Teenage programmer brings real-life self-driving car technology to blockbuster game GTA 5 4

Driverless cars are considered a future technology and have been attracting the attention of many large companies in the past 5 years, including Apple.

However, all of the above problems will be solved if you put this technology into… video games.

If you don’t know, controlling vehicles, especially cars, is an indispensable part in any version of the GTA game series.

Not to mention some gamers are so lazy that they don’t want to drive at all and are willing to spend some money to catch a taxi quickly.

Collisions and car accidents are an indispensable `specialty` in the GTA game series.

On the other hand, recently Comma.ai has allowed users to equip specialized software called Openpilot for Honda and Toyota models.

Inside the car, Comma.ai is equipped with a camera system that not only displays the driver’s image but also provides a road view function;

Teenage programmer brings real-life self-driving car technology to blockbuster game GTA 5

Comma.ai is a company specializing in research in the field of self-driving cars.

Returning to our teenage `hacker`, Leon `littlemountainman` Hillmann is a programmer living in Munich.

Leon said: `Vehicles in GTA do not possess CAN (control area network) – a very effective serial communication protocol for real-time control applications with a high level of safety; or IMU module.

It took Leon about 2 weeks to write code for tasks such as braking, refueling or steering wheel control.

Teenage programmer brings real-life self-driving car technology to blockbuster game GTA 5

Leon had to use 2 different computers and 1 webcam to carry out his project.

Sharing on GitHub, he said: `You will need 2 PCs, 1 with Windows installed with full Xbox drivers, and 1 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed, with a webcam connection to run Openpilot. I think this webcam should have

The idea of ​​bringing self-driving car technology into video games actually appeared a few years ago.

According to VICE

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