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

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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

check out the video.

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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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!

MrT.





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