March 14, 2004

DARPA race ends without winner

DARPA sponsored what sounded like a wonderful idea for a race - entries would be autonomous motor vehicles and the racecourse would be the open desert - starting at Barstow, CA and driving across the Mojave Desert for 150 miles, with a finish line in Las Vegas. The purse was One Million Dollars. The race took place and unfortunately, no one crossed the finish line - the farthest that anyone got was seven miles. CNN has a writeup here Slashdot had some info here (scroll down for the comments) The two teams who tied at seven miles are RedTeam and SciAutonics This should be interesting if DARPA sponsors it again next year... Posted by DaveH at March 14, 2004 7:19 PM