Bleeding Edge

by Mike Masnick

Grand Challenge Results Not So Grand

from the oh-well... dept

A quick (out of the ordinary) weekend post to point to a nice wrapup of just what happened over at DARPA's Grand Challenge where (as expected) most teams didn't make it very far. The Red Team from CMU (considered to be the favorite) did make it 7.4 miles of the shortened 142 mile course, which was the farthest any vehicle got. Many barely made it past the starting line, including the crowd pleasing autonomous motorcycle (though, to be fair, the builder blames himself for forgetting to turn on the stabilizer). So while no team made it very far, the folks at DARPA say the event was still quite a success and they expect to offer up more such challenges in the future.

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