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    photo gallery Mod. starriderrick's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Mountain View, California, United States

    DARPA The Grand Challenge

    These two shots were taken at the Foothill research center in Los Altos,ca.I have a friend that is involved in this cutting edge technology.
    He is a project engineer at the VW electronics lab here in the Bay area. This car is one of 2 VW entries in the 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge project. VW won last years race, this year looks to be just as exciting. They still have alot of bugs to iron out.(note the missing bumper)
    I stopped by while out mountain biking, I was lucky to see the car being tested in the parking lot. Fully robotic operation(not remote control) It's wild. Don't miss the race Nov.3rd :thumbsup:

    There is alot of buzz in the Bay Area over this stuff,As you can see the Stanford "S" is proudly displayed right out front.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DARPA The Grand Challenge-darpa2.jpg   DARPA The Grand Challenge-darpa.jpg  
    Last edited by starriderrick; 08-08-2007 at 01:04 PM.

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    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    Newport, NC

    Re: DARPA The Grand Challenge

    Cool stuff there!

    It's got almost as many decals as a Nascar vehicle. Nice to know there is plenty of sponsorship for this.
    Nikon Samurai # 1

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

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