Education Technology

Year 9: Adaptive Cruise Control
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

Students use basic commands (coding) to communicate with sensors and drive motors using the TI-Innovator Rover. Students learn how to make the motors respond based on information from an ultrasonic ranger mounted on Rover. Through practical experience, students also learn that measurements, particularly those from sensors, are not exact, just like the real world around us.

Vocabulary

Mathematics Coding
  • Formula
  • Logic
  • Approximate
  • Variable
  • While / EndWhile
  • If / Then
  • RV Forward
  • Read RV Ranger

About the Lesson

Students use the ultrasonic motion sensor on the front of Rover to determine the distance to objects in front and adjust Rover's speed accordingly, creating adaptive cruise control.