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Autonomous Audi TTS successfully ascends Pikes Peak

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Nov 20th, 2010 at 9:27AM

The autonomous Audi TTS built by Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Lab, Stanford University and Audi has taken an important first step toward its ultimate goal: participating in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The self-driving TTS officially completed a test run – all the way to the 14,110 foot summit – earlier this year, clocking a time of 27 minutes, which is pretty good considering that race officials typically expect a human driver to do it in around 17 minutes. Audi says that the car used a combination of brand-new software, algorithms and hardware to tackle... Read More

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