GM and Carnegie Mellon take first place in DARPA Urban Challenge

GM and Carnegie Mellon take first place in DARPA Urban Challenge

GM and Carnegie Mellon took first prize in the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Urban Challenge with their Chevrolet Tahoe “Boss.” The Urban Challenge is a competition between vehicles that drive themselves in a mock urban environment.

“This competition has significantly advanced our understanding of what is needed to make driverless vehicles a reality,” said Larry Burns, GM vice president of R&D and Strategic Planning. “Imagine being virtually chauffeured safely in your car while doing your e-mail, eating breakfast and watching the news. The technology in “Boss” is a stepping stone toward delivering this type of convenience.”

The team’s Tahoe “Boss” averaged speeds of 13 to 14 mph over the course of the 55 mile track.

 

Source: AutoBlog

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