Stanford's robotic Audi to brave Pikes Peak without a driver

Stanford Report, February 3, 2010
Stanford's robotic Audi to brave Pikes Peak without a driver http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/february1/shelley-pikes-peak-020310.html
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Other autonomous cars have crossed the finish line of the Rocky Mountain road, but only at about 25 miles per hour. The 12.4-mile paved and gravel track has 156 turns and a climb of 4,720 feet. An official contest for human drivers will take place in June this year, but Shelley will attempt a timed race in September, when she can get the track to herself.
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Don McKenzie wrote:

The Slashdot editor tagged this story "from the zoom-zoom-splat dept."
That last missile intercept attempt over the Pacific didn't go so well either.
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Interesting that they chose a German car, but not surprising, they make the best cars in the world. (Ignoring the extremely expensive but fast cars made by the Italians.) Audis are obviously more reliable and cost effective in the opinion of the Stanford gurus.
I was impressed by the following story from the Stanford website..about Steve Jobs.....
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
Not being a Mac convert myself, BTW.
Fritz
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What an ego, he thinks typography would not have happened on a computer without him. Yet Xerox had already done it. Not that he ever admits to all the ideas he pinched from PARC. He still claim MS pinched them from him, what a wanker!
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