Friday, February 05, 2010

Robotic Audi To Brave Pikes Peak Without a Driver

This is very interesting! The key part of this whole thing is "at race speeds". I know that the annual Pikes Peak race goes pretty fast up that mountain. But without a driver? Autonomous? Um, I hope it will be the only car on the mountain! If Audi is successful with this, it could have big impacts in traffic jam reduction by automating some of the actions of people who commute long distances. Someone like me.

Robotic Audi To Brave Pikes Peak Without a Driver: "Scifi83 writes 'A team of researchers at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) has filled the trunk of an Audi TTS with computers and GPS receivers, transforming it into a vehicle that drives itself. The car will attempt Pikes Peak without a driver at race speeds, something that's never been done.'

Read more of this story at Slashdot.