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LinuxDevices: Linux Well-Represented at DARPA Robot Vehicle Challenge

Oct 11, 2005, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A Stanford-designed robotic car has driven away with the $2M prize in the second DARPA Challenge, a 175-mile race for autonomous vehicles held this weekend in the Mojava desert south of Las Vegas. Four of 23 vehicles completed the course, including several that used Linux.

"In its first-hand, preliminary coverage of the qualification rounds leading up to the event, TG Daily reports that 'most of the teams are using Linux/Unix variants.' However, at least one entry ran Windows XP--Team Mojavaton 'Xboxx' entry used a 2001 Nissan Xterra with a wire drive system based on dual-Xeon processors. It failed to finish the main event, after placing first in the qualifiers, the journal reports..."

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