Sunday, February 18, 2007

Autonomous Cars by 2030.

Only 23 more years until we can sleep while driving to work. That's the prediction of scientists working on this year's DARPA Urban Challenge, the third annual Grand Challenge featuring a 60-mile course for driverless vehicles through a simulated city.

The Stanford researcher also predicts battlefield use of this technology by 2015--conveniently just in time to meet the Congressional deadline to make a third of all military vehicles autonomous. So not only will the technology drastically reduce drunk driving accidents, it will hopefully reduce deaths by roadside bomb as well.

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