Tartan Racing Featured in FutureCar TV Series

BY Byron Spice - Mon, 2007-01-29 12:00  Printer-friendly version

The Tartan Racing team, Carnegie Mellon's entry in this year's DARPA Urban Challenge, will be featured in an episode of the Discovery Channel's four-part series, FutureCar. The series will debut Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.; the episode titled "The Brain" that airs on Feb. 28 will include interviews with Tartan Racing's William "Red" Whittaker and Chris Urmson.

Tartan Racing is preparing a self-driving Chevy Tahoe called Boss for the Nov. 3 race. Vehicles in the competition will need to drive autonomously in a simulated urban driving environment, covering a total of up to 60 miles in less than 6 hours. The winner will receive a $2 million prize from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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