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Boss

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Boss is the world's smartest Chevy Tahoe. In 2007, it won the DARPA Urban Challenge for autonomous vehicles, taking home a $2 million prize for not breaking any traffic laws or running anyone over.

Creator
Carnegie Mellon University
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2007
Type
Autonomous Vehicle, Research
Creator
Carnegie Mellon University
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2007
Type
Autonomous Vehicle, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Capable of tracking other vehicles, detecting obstacles, and planning the best path through a road network.
HEIGHT
N/A cm | N/A in
LENGTH
513.1 cm | 202 in
WIDTH
200.7 cm | 79 in
WEIGHT
2500 kg | 5511 lb (car only)
SPEED
48 km/h | 29.8 mph (top speed during race)

SENSORS
Applanix GPS and IMU unit, six Sick LIDAR units, one Velodyne LIDAR unit, two Continental LIDAR units, five Continental ARS 300 radar units, two Point Grey Firefly high dynamic range cameras, two Ibeo Alasca LIDAR units.
ACTUATORS
Commercial off-the-shelf drive-by-wire system integrated into vehicle with electric motors to turn the steering column, depress the brake pedal, and shift the transmission.
POWER
Auxiliary 24-V DC battery pack to power computers and sensors.
COMPUTING
CompactPCI board with 10 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, each with 2 GB of memory and Gigabit Ethernet ports. Each computer boots off of a 4 GB flash drive. Two of the machines also mount 500 GB hard drives for data logging.
SOFTWARE
N/A
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
N/A
MATERIALS
N/A
COST
N/A
STATUS
Discontinued
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.tartanracing.org