Desert Wins Over Robotic Race Vehicles

DARPA's robotic vehicle race from Barstow to Vegas was held Saturday. Final results for DARPA's Grand Challenge ( resulted in every vehicle entering the contest being disabled by Mile 7 of the 142 mile course. Preliminary results show that of all the vehicles in the race, Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team made it farthest at 7.4 miles; then by Thousand Oaks-based SciAutonics II ( which went 6.7 miles. SciAutonics I managed to run 0.75 miles but lost the route. Pasadena-based Team Caltech ( travelled 1.3 miles. Westlake Village-based Axion Racing got stuck at the starting area, and Palos Verdes High School Road Warriors hit a wall in the start area.