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.
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