We bet DARPA's mom is super upset with them, cause yesterday they decided the next Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Car Challenge is gettin' a taste of city life. After four vehicles finished the 142-mil3 desert course without human intervention last year, the third Grand Challenge will take place in a mock urban area. Thank G-D it's mock, and so therefore no need to worry about crazed robo-cars running down moms pushing strollers in the middle of downtown — DARPA's leaving that job to the taxi drivers.
The New DARPA Robot Car Challenge? City Driving [PC Magazine]
More on the DARPA Grand Challenge [internal]