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Driverless car takes on high-speed rally

By T.K. Randall
November 4, 2009 · Comment icon 6 comments

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A group of students at Standford University are putting together a car that can run itself without needing a driver, the goal is to race the car on the treacherous winding roads of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains next year.
Imagine driving at top speed on a steep, winding mountain pass in the Alps, the Himalayas or the Rocky mountains. Now, take your hands off the steering wheel and cover your eyes. Or grab a camera and take some pictures of the snowy mountain peaks. Or send a text message to a friend describing the scenery.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (6)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by behaviour??? 15 years ago
They are doing goob but I think its not a practical thing to do...Because a car would need to go almost anywhere and it is not practical that these students design this thing up and making it capable of going anywhere without a driver but we have certainly so advantages also Thanks B???
Comment icon #2 Posted by SupeRgirl 15 years ago
Well B it's little projects like this that will lay the foundations for greater things.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cookes453 15 years ago
The day when vehicles are autonomous like minority report, is the day when driving becomes safer. Every car should have an on board computer that has the ability to drive the car automatically to it's destination, and is mindful of the other vehicles around it. There would be no accidents or traffic jams if every single car on the road/highway communicated with each other automatically. The technology for this need's some work, and our GPS system would need to be improved, but in my opinion it would greatly benefit us. There's too much human error, let the computer take over......skynet comes ... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by RamboIII 15 years ago
The day when vehicles are autonomous like minority report, is the day when driving becomes safer. Every car should have an on board computer that has the ability to drive the car automatically to it's destination, and is mindful of the other vehicles around it. There would be no accidents or traffic jams if every single car on the road/highway communicated with each other automatically. The technology for this need's some work, and our GPS system would need to be improved, but in my opinion it would greatly benefit us. There's too much human error, let the computer take over......skynet comes ... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Silver Thong 15 years ago
I can't wait for this. It will be awsome being able to sleep on the way to work oh ya baby extra 45 min down time lol
Comment icon #6 Posted by the rebirth 15 years ago
they had better make sure they dont screw it up and the car drives off a cliff on the way up... can you say $200,000 worth of car smashed to pieces? that might make their sponsors think twice about funding this sort of thing


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