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LinuxDevices: Linux Well-Represented at DARPA Robot Vehicle Challenge

[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood
for this link. ]

“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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