Two self-driving robot vans have started a three-month, 8,000-mile journey from Italy to China. What would Marco Polo say?
The HEMTT A3, by truck maker Oshkosh, uses electric motors to drive all eight wheels, a diesel engine and generator to make electricity, and ultracapacitors for quick energy storage and release.
Oshkosh shows off a new unmanned ground vehicle, the Oshkosh TerraMax, in Fort Hood, Texas. The new electronics system provides a drive-by-wire capability, which allows intelligent computer control of steering, acceleration, braking and transmission.
DARPA names contestants for next great race
The DARPA Urban Challenge has eight driverless cars among 11 to finish the urban course in six hours.
DARPA Grand Challenge 2005: a race-day diary
No driver? No problem
DARPA Grand Challenge 2005: the day before