Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

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Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by complacent » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:20 am

Say wut?

Apparently they've got an autonomous TTS that they're going to run up pike's peak all by itself.

I'm very curious to see what happens. I'm reeeeeely excited to see what kind of times it can turn.

Wasn't sure if this belongs in Audi or Rally. Heh.
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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by Sabre » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:36 am

That's pretty freaking awesome.
The TTS is named Shelley in honor of Michèle Mouton, an Audi rally driver and the first woman to win at Pikes Peak. Shelley uses differential GPS to track its location to within 2 centimeters, though Gerdes says the margin will be closer to 1 meter on the mountain. Wheel-speed sensors and an accelerometer measure its velocity and a gyroscope controls equilibrium and direction. The algorithms that make it all work run on hardware developed by Sun Microsystems.

“The computational power needed to do this is less than you’d find in your laptop,” Hernandez said
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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:15 pm

I for one welcome our robotic rally overloards.

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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by Sabre » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:17 am

Wired article
CN's: The car made five runs during a week of testing, reaching the 14,100-foot summit in 27 minutes.


Very cool to see this happen!
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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by Cereb Daithi » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:44 am

They know that Pike Peak's on it way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies in his sleigh.
And every rally nut is going to spy,
To see if Audi's really know how to fly. (off a bigg ass cliff)

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Post by Sabre » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:59 am

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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by GaToR » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:16 pm

I wish I had an Audi that would take me from CT to VA while I sleep.

I spend so many days of my life on the road anymore. Cars need to hurry up and have full autopilot.

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Re: Audi to do pikes peak - sans driver

Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:04 pm

GaToR wrote:I wish I had an Audi that would take me from CT to VA while I sleep.

I spend so many days of my life on the road anymore. Cars need to hurry up and have full autopilot.
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