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    Report: Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes autonomous driving cars, but prefers term 'autopilot'
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    Looks like Tesla might be hiding more in its software than blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control. According to Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is "discussing" autonomous cars with Google, specifically the Lidar laser tracking system. Oh, and if you're going to have a self-driving future ...

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    Got an extra $90 grand? Consider a self-driving Escape hybrid
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    We've been taking a close look at many of the vehicles created for various DARPA challenges, and it finally appears as if some of the new technology gained by these trials is trickling down into the real world. For instance, you're likely aware of new technologies such as lane-departure warning and ...

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    Odysseus: a Z-shaped solar aircraft, built for DARPA
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    DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has set a seemingly impossible task, known as the Vulture program, by calling for an aircraft which can remain in the sky for five years while generating five kilowatts of power for a 1,000 pound payload. The Odysseus by Aurora Flight ...

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    DARPA considering a plane that would fly non-stop for five years
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    What would you think if we told you that DARPA is considering a plane that would fly non-stop for 5 years without burning a single drop of fuel? They are, and it's called the Vulture program, which aims to produce an aircraft able to carry a 1,000 pound payload, pump out 5kW of onboard power, and ...

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    A Prius that needs no driver enters the DARPA challenge
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    You are probably familiar with the driverless cars that compete in the DARPA challenge. We've shown you some of them in the past. Here is a Prius which is set to compete this year between October 26th and 31st in a qualifying event in Victorville, California. This year, the challenge will be to ...

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    VW and Stanford University team up for 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
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    Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that its Electronics Research Lab (ERL) and the Stanford University Racing Team will participate together in this year's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge on November 3, 2007 with an autonomously-driven diesel-powered Passat ...

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    Battle hardened, robot-driven cars by 2030
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    A scientist speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Francisco has predicted robot-driven cars that could drive humans around by the year 2030. Intelligent robot vehicles are likely to be used on battlefields even sooner though predicts Sebastian ...

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    A short history of the Army's Shadow RST-V
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    We have briefly mentioned the Marine Corps' deep strike, deep reconnaissance hybrid diesel-electric vehicle, the Shadow, in the past. The Shadow is a Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Targeting Vehicle (RST-V), created by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), and has been in development since GDLS was ...

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    Big dollars for renewable military jet fuel research
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    The U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Defense-Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded $5 million in funding to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to develop a bio-jet fuel for the U.S. military. The bio-jet fuel will need to be ...

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