I'm looking to build a (pretty fast) autonomous vehicle this summer. I'll be making an RC car that goes around a very simple track. Communicating with an ESC shouldn't be a problem, but I was wondering about how to get the car to know how far it has travelled.
I was wondering if it would be possible to use a sensored motor to do some kind of rudimentary integration.
Is this a poor idea? Might there be a better way to do this? RC has been pretty confusing to me so far and I would love any tips you guys have for me.
Thanks so much!