Robots on the Road, Again

Five driverless vehicles completed a 130-mile race across rugged desert terrain.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 13, 2005

Oh, what a difference a year can make.

The top three finishers in the 2005 Grand Challenge race for driverless vehicles (from left to right): Stanford University's 2004 Volkswagen Touareg sports utility vehicle (nicknamed Stanley) and Carnegie Mellon University's pair of Humvees, Highlander an

The top three finishers in the 2005 Grand Challenge race for driverless vehicles (from left to right): Stanford University's 2004 Volkswagen Touareg sports utility vehicle (nicknamed Stanley) and Carnegie Mellon University's pair of Humvees, Highlander an

Carnegie Mellon University

Last year, 15 teams made it to the finals of the first Grand Challenge, a 142-mile (228-kilometer) road race across the desert (see "Robots on a Rocky Road").

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