Autonomous Audi TTS scales Pikes Peak in 27-minute climb

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Autonomous Audi TTS scales Peak in 27-minute climb

said they’d do it. and by golly, been done — a Audi TTS drove the entire miles and 156 precarious turns of the Peak International Hill without a driver at the wheel. eat your heart out.) the vehicle technically performed the about a month ago in September, decided to wait until last week to proclaim it to the following a helicopter accident filming that sent Jim Dirker to the hospital. Thankfully, he to fly another day, and at least of the footage pulled through as you’ll find a brief after the break of the shiny Quattro autonomously speeding up hill.

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Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Achieves This Year’s Ascends Entire Mountain Without a Driver

— The Audi research car completed a ascent up the legendary 12.42-mile race route in September

— Results certified by of Pikes Peak International Climb

— Motivation for the is to develop technologies that help motorists steer way out of severe danger

HERNDON, Va. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Audi TTS Pikes Peak car achieved its initial goal of the 12.42-mile course of the world-famous Peak International Hill race in Colorado without and without a driver behind the

The research car jointly developed by Stanford University, the Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab in Palo Calif. and Oracle conquered the route up the mountain, which as the venue for one of the world’s most rally races each

During September testing, the Audi TTS Pikes Peak to the 14,110-foot summit in Colorado stopping. Organizers of the Pikes International Hill Climb, the race in America, certified the Autonomous Audi TTS completed the course. On the last remaining section, which offered the test of autonomous high-speed the car reached speeds of 45 mph.

Five other times the weeklong testing the car ran the complete only pausing briefly on its own to its reading of route data.

the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes completed the mountain course in 27 as verified by Pikes Peak Hill Climb officials. No rally driver has completed the in fewer than 10 minutes, driving cars that more than 900 hp. The Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak generates 265 hp.

officials told researchers would expect an expert driver on the course to finish in 17 minutes in a car similar to the TTS.

The result proved that technology can handle difficult courses and conditions, engineers on the said.

By partnering with institutions in Silicon Valley we to bring innovative technologies our vehicles and redefine what is said Dr.

Burkhard Huhnke, director of the Research Lab in Palo Alto, which co-developed the Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak. The goal is to driver safety and save by creating extremely robust

ERL and Stanford have been at the of autonomous driving research for years, including involvement in DARPA Challenges sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Agency. The Autonomous Audi TTS Peak reflects the ERL-Stanford of conducting research in tiers thoroughly investigate technologies to perform different autonomous tasks ranging from maneuvering in urban environments to handling on varied road on a challenging course like Peak.

When research on the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes research project just a year ago, the direction was employ emerging software, and electronics to help everyday stay in control, and safely on the even during extreme conditions.

The aim of the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes research was to develop a technology would enhance a driver’s much as computerized systems of jetliners assist skilled

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We are not trying to replace the driver, Professor Chris Gerdes of University, Instead we want to how the best drivers control the car so we can systems that assist our driver and, eventually, you and me.

together, Audi, Stanford the Volkswagen Group Electronics Lab and Oracle developed a distinct achievement. The Autonomous Audi TTS Peak integrates advanced the Oracle Java real-Time (Java RTS), Oracle and GPS with safety and navigation found in stock Audi TTS to maintain control at a physical extreme.

Java and Oracle provide a significant advancement traditional execution models in of reliability, transparency, debugging programming model, predictable characteristics, and cost. Using the Java programming model and management functionality, developers able to program the Autonomous TTS to easily differentiate processes on their importance and precisely when time-critical functions be executed.

Oracle Java RTS is the first solution to formally address the of latency and unpredictable response for Java applications and we’re to be part of this research said Greg Bollella, architect, Embedded Java, For the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Java was used to acquire GPS coordinates and distribute those to all of the other components in the system. It served as the safety controller for the responsible for gracefully bringing the car to a if any of the traditional systems malfunctioned.

on a location to prove the technology was an choice as the Pikes Peak offered steep inclines, and varied road surfaces for the Audi TTS to navigate. Pikes is also the place where technology became legendary in the racing world a generation ago in large part to the distinctive technology, which this celebrates its 30th anniversary as a all-wheel-drive breakthrough exclusively on vehicles.

The Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes achieved this year’s on the mountain. The next stage of the project will involve high-speed handling on paved The research team is evaluating tracks where they can the next phase of this

In keeping with all trials of the the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes research team worked local authorities to conduct the testing during closed-course that emphasized public

To celebrate its accomplishment, Audi is the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes at its inaugural display at the SEMA which begins today in Las

To view a video of the September run up Peak by the Autonomous Audi TTS car, please go to or Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes on

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