The Radar on a Chip (or ROACH) device is a tiny chip, that, when placed on the bumper bar of a car will be able to detect obstructions at a distance. It is considered the best level of computerised assistance possible and it does now reduce vehicle control or function.
Earlier this month, the Victorian government gave the ROACH project, which $1.7 million to further develop and test the chip.
For more information on the University of Melbourne's involvement in the ROACH project go to: http://www.ee.mu.oz.au/research/msl/projects/roach.html
For more information about the Victorian Government's funding of the project go to: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/newscentre/highlights.html#roach_story
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