A robotically driven and guided Volkswagen Touareg cross/utility vehicle named Stanley won $2 million by finishing first in the recent 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge – a 132-mile (212-km) race for driverless vehicles through the Mojave Desert near Prim, NV. Stanley, built by a team from Stanford University with support of Volkswagen of America Inc.’s Electronics Research Laboratory, completed the course in 6 hours, 53 minutes and 8 seconds, about 11 minutes faster than the second place ...
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