[urq] audi racing pikes peak - driverless!
audi at humanspeakers.com
Tue Apr 13 13:52:19 PDT 2010
NIck Miller wrote:
> This is all amusing and such, but then we sort of completely loose sight
> of the purpose of a vehicle in the first place, don't we? I think part
> of the fun of racing is seeing a vehicle that is like, or somewhat like,
> something you can drive everyday kicking ass and taking names up a steep
> I would say that if racing became a bunch of automated skateboards the
> audience's would become incredibly slim.
I dunno, the Mars Rovers were pretty popular...
> Also, this stuff sort of reminds me of how a Tomahawk Missile runs its
> course. They are pre-programed with a terrain map and they basically
> compare their map with what they are actually seeing, and plot ahead
> based on the info. They also have the use of GPS, and a few other ways
> of navigating, as well as s the newest Echoes being able to basically be
> radio controlled from home. Pretty interesting stuff. Sorta sucks that
> we just use them to blow people up, though.
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