|2007/11/03 Darpa Urban Challenge|
π 2007-11-03 14:46 by Merlin in Cars, Ncars, Public
It was a bit last minute, but I got the option of flying to the Darpa Urban Challenge in Vacaville in Southern California.
It was quite interesting to see those cars driving around by themselves with no one in them, and yet stop at stop signs, yield, pass one another, and everything else. Quite impressive!
Carterpillar from Carnegin Mellon ended up winning
and Junior from Stanford finished the circuit first, but ranked second and had to settle for the second price of a mere million dollars :)
The plane ride back was quite interesting as I got the chance to ride in the cockpit and see the takeoff and landing phases.
While it did suck to get up so early to make the flight and spend the day there, it was a quite interesting day and flight. Here are more pictures of the darpa urban challenge .