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Hitting the Open Source Road With a Linux-Powered Driverless Vehicle

“In what may well be one of the most unusual computing tasks
performed by the Linux operating system, Terra Soft Solutions
integrated its Yellow Dog Linux distribution and the Sony
PlayStation 3 to guide a specially designed driverless car
competing in the qualifying rounds for the DARPA (Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency) autonomous vehicle challenge in
Victorville, Calif.

“Integral to the on-board, real-time image processing system,
the YDL PS3 rode atop a set of 1U rackmount servers inside the
experimental car, dubbed the ‘Spirit.’ The team used the Linux
equipment to navigate the vehicle through simulated city traffic
and obstacles during the qualifying rounds the last week of
October…”


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