Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Driverless Audi to Race Pikes Peak

A team of researchers at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) has filled the trunk of an Audi TTS (nicknamed "Shelley") with computers and GPS receivers, transforming it into a vehicle that drives itself. The car will attempt Pikes Peak without a driver at race speeds, something that's never been done. The 12.4-mile paved and gravel track has 156 turns and a climb of 4,720 ft. Shelley will attempt a timed race in September.

Check out the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exdUD02JryI&feature=player_embedded#