Update: DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 complete coverage

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DARPA Urban Challenge 2007

October 26 to November 3, 2007



DARPA has announced that Tartan Racing from Carnegie Mellon University has won the Urban Challenge race. 

Videos from the event:

Live Coverage from the Race: DARPA Urban Challenge Race Blog - update 1:56 PM

Qualification runs begin at Urban Challenge

You can call it an elegant ballet of cars as the qualification runs for the DARPA Urban Challenge began.  Robotic cars from 35 teams are driving themselves through three test areas trying to impress DARPA judges with their speed and obstacle avoidance skills.

Stanford shows off secret sauce

At first glance the blue Volkswagen Passat looks like any other car, well if you excuse the spinning laser sensors, numerous corporate logos and a big white number “3” plastered on the driver side windshield. But the windshield obstruction isn’t a big deal because this car from Stanford University doesn’t need a driver and from what we’ve seen at the DARPA Urban Challenge qualifications in Victorville this week, the robotic car “Junior” performs just as well – if not better – than most human drivers we’ve seen.

Team Gator Nation crashes

It was a good run, but Team Gator Nation was eliminated from the DARPA Urban Challenge qualifications the same day its bot crashed into a concrete wall.

Axion team leader talks about historic crash

While the DARPA Urban Challenge race could be the first time robotic vehicles drive 60 miles through a simulated city environment, one of the contestants is reveling in another first.

Caltech’s bot hesitantly runs through Urban Challenge qualification course

Watch Caltech's jerky run through the qualification course.

More videos in the complete story list below.

All DARPA Urban Challenge stories:

Video: Tartan Racing (CMU) wins DARPA Urban Challenge

DARPA Urban Challenge Race Blog - update 1:56 PM

Video: Mac Minis, cardboard and house fans power Urban Challenge underdog Ben Franklin Racing

Video: Another scary run for Caltech’s ALICE bot at the DARPA Urban Challenge

Smooth run by Stanford’s robotic Passat cements team’s entry into Urban Challenge

Video: Team Gray already looking past this Saturday’s Urban Challenge race

DARPA eliminates eight more teams

Video: Golem Group talks about crash

Video: Team, Stanford shows off secret sauce

Video: Team Gator Nation crashes

Six teams eliminated from the Urban Challenge

Video: Axion Racing team leader revels in historic crash

Video: Caltech's bot hesitantly runs through Urban Challenge course

Video: Autonomous Prius rebels against its masters, burns out and crashes

Video: Axion Racing’s bot collides into chase car at Urban Challenge

Video: Sting Racing successfully repairs damaged bot

Video: Bots crash at the DARPA Urban Challenge

Video: Qualification runs begin at Urban Challenge

Profile: NC State/Insight Racing Lotus

Team Oshkosh videos

Urban Challenge: Opening Ceremonies

Darpa Urban Challenge – Let’s get ready to rumble

What it takes to become a DARPA urban challenge contender

Robot car seeks to win traffic race

Shoestring budget won't stop Princeton’s Urban Challenge team

DARPA Urban Challenge: Axion Racing Interview

DARPA Urban Challenge: Teams, cars and photos

DARPA selects 36 teams for the Urban Challenge qualifier