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    GM and Carnegie Mellon get together on driverless vehicles

    If you're really looking forward to the day when your car says, "You just relax, Dave, and let me do the driving," it just got a little bit closer. GM and Carnegie Mellon University have announced a 5-year, $5 million Collaborative Research Laboratory (CRL) to do work on autonomous ...

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    DARPA Debrief - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy

    John McElroy is host of the TV program "Autoline Detroit". Every week he'll bring his unique insights as an auto industry insider to Autoblog readers. click above image for more live shots from DARPA by John McElroy The DARPA Urban Challenge wrapped up this past weekend and it has to be one of ...

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    GM-powered Carnegie Mellon team take first prize at DARPA

    After the DARPA dust settled, only 40 minutes separated the first, second and third place contenders for this year's $2 million bounty. The Carnegie Mellon team, behind the virtual wheel of a tech'd-out Tahoe dubbed the "Boss," won the DARPA Urban Challenge, the first event held in a mock city ...

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    2007 DARPA Urban Grand Challenge winds up

    click above image for more pics from the 2007 DARPA Urban Grand ChallengeRoute 66 passes right through Victorville, California, which is also home to the Route 66 Museum. Much breathless prose has been expended on the joys of piloting your buggy down the Great Diagonal Way. Antithetical to getting ...

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    Look Ma, No Hands! - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy

    John McElroy is host of the TV program "Autoline Detroit". Every week he'll bring his unique insights as an auto industry insider to Autoblog readers. There are so many things that I could have done this week. Like go to the SEMA show in Vegas. Or to the auto show in Tokyo. Or the national media ...

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    DARPA Urban Challenge field narrowed to 53 teams

    We've told you about the DARPA Urban Challenge and previewed several of the cars that are entered, including Stanley. Stanley is the autonomous Volkswagen Passat from the same Stanford Racing Team that won the last DARPA Grand Challenge. As a reminder, the Urban Challenge takes the idea of ...

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    Team LUX readies sleek Passat TDI for DARPA Urban Challenge

    The upcoming DARPA Urban Challenge set to take place this fall will be an extraordinary test of autonomous systems being developed for automotive applications. Previous DARPA challenges contained entrants with all sorts of hardcore, computer-powered gear littering their exteriors. Giant rotating ...

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    First Look: Stanford's 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge entrant, "Junior"

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is part of the US Defense Department, and it provides funding to all kinds of researchers for projects that might at some point have a useful military application. Over the last several decades they have funded many projects, some of which have ...

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    Robo-exotica: NC State snags Lotus Elise for '07 DARPA Challenge

    Now this is what we call an upgrade: NC State University's Insight Racing team has scored a new set of wheels for the upcoming 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge. The team's Chevrolet Suburban, dubbed "Desert Rat" for the last DARPA challenge, which sent vehicles across the Mojave in the final event, will ...

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    2007 DARPA Grand Challenge - cash prizes are out, trophies are in

    Every week, in garages around the world, amateur racers spend their hard-earned day-job dollars repairing and improving all sorts of racecars, with one goal in mind - winning a tacky plastic trophy on the weekend. Now the U.S. government has honored that hallowed tradition, announcing that the ...


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