In the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge, none of the robotic, self-driving cars successfully finished the challenging course from Barstow, Calif., to Primm, Nev.
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In DARPA's 2004 Grand Challenge, none of the competing self-driving vehicles successfully completed the course. Yet, the lessons learned paved the way…Read More »
for successful runs in the next challenge, 18 months later. Less «
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2005 DARPA Grand Challenge
In DARPA's second Grand Challenge, held in 2005, five out of 195 participating teams successfully completed the course.
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In the 2005 Grand Challenge, self-driving cars had to navigate through a 132-mile (212 kilometers) course across southern Nevada.
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Put to the Test
An robotic, driverless car tackles the challenging course in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
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Through the Desert
Self-driving cars had to navigate through a challenging 132-mile (212 kilometers) course across southern Nevada in DARPA's second Grand Challenge, held in 2005.
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Improvements to sensors helped teams navigate a more complex course during DARPA's 2007 Urban Challenge.
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DARPA's Urban Challenge, held in November 2007, demonstrated the technological feasibility of self-driving ground vehicles.
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Denise Chow is the Sci-Tech Editor at Live Science. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for Space.com, where she wrote about rocket launches and covered NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.